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Research infrastructure

Facilities, installations, databases, knowledge-based resources and other research infrastructures are necessary in order to conduct top-level research. Use this filter to find infrastructure of your interest.

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Organisation Arctic Centre at Umeå University (Arcum)

The Arctic Centre at Umeå University (Arcum) provides a unique opportunity for researchers at Umeå University to deepen the Arctic perspectives in their research, network and strengthen their profile in Arctic and northern questions. Through Arcum researchers gain access to applying for strategic funds, participate in Arctic conferences, talks and seminars as well as find cross disciplinary collaborations in their own questions.

Organisation Umeå Centre for Microbial Research (UCMR), Department of Molecular BiologyDepartment of Molecular Biology
Organisation Faculty of Medicine

Biobanken norr is part of Laboratory Medicine within Region Västerbotten. Biobanken norr consists partly of an organizational unit registered with the Health and Social Care Inspectorate (IVO) with registration number 472, and partly of an operational unit.

Organisation Faculty of Medicine

BICU is an interdisciplinary facility that provides state-of-the-art imaging technology together with affinity measurements. The facility allows advanced live cell imaging studies and measurement of interactions of proteins with other proteins, RNA, lipids and carbohydrates. Together with UCEM, BICU forms a node in the National Microscopy Infrastructure (NMI), Sweden for Correlative imaging.

Welcome to the instrument facility for biogeochemical analyses at KBC and the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science (EMG)!

Organisation Department of Radiation Sciences, Faculty of Medicine

The Department of Biomedical Engineering-R&D at University Hospital of Umeå is an important partner in e.g, developing equipment or as a technical part in research regarding new methods applicable within the medical fields. We support e.g, the development of measurement technology and software, modelling of physiological processes and statistical analyses. We also contribute to commercialization of new methods through prototyping, leading to further development of the county's business sector.

The Biopolymer Analytical Platform (former UPSC Plant Cell Wall and Carbohydrate Analytical Facility) has been an official KBC facility since 2018 and is dedicated to support research among KBC groups on cell walls of terrestrial and aquatic plants, and biopolymer materials. A large range of standard methods have been established with various sample preparation equipment for conventional wet chemistry methods and with state-of-the-art analytical instrument setups

Organisation Department of Chemistry

CBCS coordinates, and makes available, a powerful and integrated platform for the discovery, development and utilization of small molecules and chemical tools for life science applications - in close collaboration with academic research groups.

The Clinical Research Center is a joint resource for Region and University for near-patient clinical studies. The Clinical Research Center may provide support to researchers from an idea to a completed study: anything from research facilities, equipment and GCP (Good Clinical Practice)-trained nurses to regulatory and administrative support in planning of a new clinical trial, management and end reports. At the Center both academic and corporate-sponsored studies are conducted.

Organisation Department of Sociology

CORS is a national consortium of six research infrastructures for survey-based research within the social sciences.

Organisation Department of Chemistry

CASP is a data analytics platform at Umeå University that supports life science researchers in the analysis of their experimental data, using advanced data-driven tools and strategies.

Organisation Department of Sociology

ESS is an attitude and behavioral survey that has been undertaken five times in more than 30 European countries, including Sweden.

Organisation Department of Clinical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine

Flow cytometry enables simultaneously analysis of cell surface bound as well as intracellular proteins and RNA expression on a single cell basis. In addition, secreted proteins can be analyzed using a bead based systems.

Organisation Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences

FISH can be used to detect specific gene signatures in intact organisms – without nucleic acid extraction, PCR and gene sequencing. FISH can be evaluated by fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry or by other methods. Some of the main benefits of FISH is that the morphology of the targeted object remains intact and that its distribution and association to others can be evaluated in the natural environment. FISH is used worldwide in medical science, life science, and biotechnology.

Organisation Department of Computing Science

High Performance Computing Center North (HPC2N) is a national center for Scientific and Parallel Computing.

Organisation Humlab, Faculty of Arts

Humlab is a work unit at the Faculty of Humanities with an assignment "to initiate, inspire and develop the relationship between the humanities, culture and information technology in research, postgraduate education and teaching [...] Humlab shall be a strong competence center at Umeå University with access to technical environment specifically for digital humanities ”(from Humlab's mission statement).

Organisation Department of Physics, Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Department of Computing Science

Integrated Science Lab, Icelab, seeks to be a hub for communication and collaboration in the life sciences at Umeå University. We take a modelling approach for causal understanding and connect researchers from different backgrounds.

Organisation Department of Sociology

The ISSP is a standardized survey cooperation project that presently is without parallel within the area of attitude research concerning the scope of social issues covered, the extent of countries involved, and the availability of time-series data.

Organisation Department of Psychology

At the smell lab at the Department of Psychology, we conduct research on, among other aspects, issues related to environmental intolerances.

Organisation Umeå Marine Sciences Centre (UMF)

Umeå Marine Sciences Centre (UMF) analyzes marine samples, participates in international calibrations and is specialized in brackish water biology and chemistry. Analyses are performed on the request of government agencies and universities, supporting research and environmental monitoring. The analyses are accredited by Swedac.

Organisation Department of Physics

NanoLab is an open-access infrastructure, providing facilities in nano materials characterization located at the Department of Physics.

Organisation Department of Chemistry

This infrastructure is based on a number of spectrometers (360-850 MHz) and provides support for analysis of a wide variety of biological samples using NMR-based techniques. The infrastructure is a node in the national network SciLife Lab, KAW NMR for Life and the Swedish NMR Centre.

Organisation Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical SciencesDepartment of Clinical Sciences

A research infrastructure under construction which includes a biobank and database for children and young adults in Västerbotten

Organisation Faculty of Medicine

Personalised screening, risk prediction, and understanding disease trajectories for early detection of disease - An integrated cohort approach.

Organisation Department of Chemistry

Expertise in mass spectrometry-based protein analysis and proteomics at Umeå University in collaboration with the Mass Spectrometry-based Proteomics Laboratory at the BMC in Uppsala and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Umeå.

Register Centre North is a unit at Region Västerbotten aiming for high quality regarding register data, knowledge management and clinical research. Register Centre North develops and operates existing and new quality registers. We perform clinical improvement work, statistical analysis and reports and offer IT technical solutions. Our statisticians and epidemiologists have broad expertise and experience in many different types of clinical studies.

Organisation Umeå University Library

Infrastructure containing resources, support and services concerning research data management (RDM).

Organisation Umeå Marine Sciences Centre (UMF)

At Umeå Marine Sciences Centre (UMF), research vessels are available for research and environmental monitoring. UMF conducts regular sampling activities all year around in the Gulf of Bothnia, and when possible different projects and sampling activities are coordinated.

Organisation Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies

SEAD is an open access, internationally oriented and interdisciplinary national research data infrastructure for storing, managing, disseminating and analyzing empirical data on past human activity, biodiversity and long-term environmental and climate change.

The Swedish Metabolomics Centre (SMC) is a facility specialized in the use of mass spectrometry based methods for analysis of metabolites in different biological systems.

Organisation Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies

The Environmental Archaeological Lab, MAL, is a national resource that engages in consultancy, research and development in environmental archaeology. The laboratory acts as a national research infrastructure in environmental archaeology and conducts environmental archaeological research and analysis on behalf of companies and organizations across the Nordic region.

Organisation Department of Physics

The Laserlab Umeå comprises a collection of laboratories using lasers for their research.

Organisation Umeå Marine Sciences Centre (UMF), Department of Chemistry, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences

The Mesocosm Facility at Umeå Marine Sciences Centre is one of Europe's most modern. The mesocosms provide possibilities to conduct large scale water and sediment experiments under highly controlled conditions. The mesocosm facility is available for researchers from universities all over the world.

Organisation Department of Chemistry

The trace analysis platform (TAP) at the Department of Chemistry, Umeå University aims to provide state-of-the-art equipment, instrumentation, user training and support for trace analysis of small molecules in complex matrices, such as environmental and biological samples.

Organisation Faculty of Medicine, Umeå Centre for Functional Brain Imaging (UFBI)

(UFBI) is an inter-disciplinary research center where imaging techniques are used to examine brain structure and function in relation to both basic and clinical questions. To date, more than 100 UmU researchers and more than 50 external researchers have been involved in UFBI-projects as co-authors on publications based on data collected at UFBI.

Organisation Faculty of Medicine

Biomedical research on experimental animals at Umeå University is organized within Umeå Centre for Comparative Biology (UCCB).

Umeå Centre for Electron Microscopy (UCEM) is a joint resource for research and higher education in electron microscopy techniques. Electron microscopy is used for structural and chemical characterization of materials at micro and nano-meter length scales. Medical and biological samples are prepared, imaged and analyzed in 3D. Also, structure biology projects are addressed by cryo electron microscopy.

Organisation Department of Molecular Biology

A facility for performing experiments under hypoxic conditions has been created at the Molecular Biology Department at Umeå University.

Organisation Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics (USBE), Department of Geography , Department of Sociology, Department of Epidemiology and Global Health, Faculty of Medicine

A research infrastructure giving access to health and socio-economic individual data on the whole Swedish population. Main research themes include “Childhood living conditions in connection with lifelong health and welfare”, as well as “Health and socio-economic inequalities in a lifecourse perspective.”

Umeå Zebrafish Facility (UZF) is the Umeå University facility for Zebrafish research.

Organisation Department of Computing Science

UMeHealth is a regional competence centre for research, education and collaboration on intelligent, person-tailored eHealth interventions, behaviour change systems and decision support. UMeHealth strives to be a cross-disciplinary meeting point that transcends knowledge domains and engages citizens in developing their future digital tools for improving health and wellbeing.

Organisation Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Computing Science, Department of Physics

UMIT Research Lab is an environment for fundamental research in computational science and engineering. Innovative software tools for simulation and high-performance computing are developed and tested in collaboration with industry partners.

Organisation Department of Chemistry

We are an open-access infrastructure, providing Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) and Raman spectroscopy and microspectroscopy services for local, national and international users, both academic and non-academic.

Organisation Department of Chemistry

The X-ray Crystallography platform at the Department of Chemistry, Umeå University, offers expertise in crystallography and access to advanced instrumentation and consumables.

Organisation Department of Chemistry

XPS Platform provides surface analysis by X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) technique. Full range of conventional XPS measurements is available including monochromatic Al Kα excitation, angle-resolved XPS, XPS imaging, and cryogenic measurements of hydrated (wet) samples. XPS, also known as Electron Spectroscopy for Chemical Analysis (ESCA), is now one of the most widely used tools in countless fields of science and engineering where advanced analysis of surfaces and interfaces is needed.