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Two Nordic foundations support a network in a Nobel Prize–winning technology

2018-01-23
A new Swedish-Danish research alliance wants to advance understanding of how biological molecules look and behave. With support from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and the Novo Nordisk Foundation, scientists at four universities in Sweden and Denmark will join forces to create a Nordic net...

CryoNet a new cryo-EM network in Sweden and Danmark

2018-01-23
CryoNet, a new partnership within cryo-Electron Microscopy will bring together scientists at four Universities in Sweden and Danmark. At Umeå University, it will be researchers connected to the cryo-EM facility at KBC, who participate in the network funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation...

When a seedling turns green: Scientists at UPSC have identified the link between light and chloroplast development

2018-01-11
It has long been assumed that light activates chloroplastic gene expression via so-called thiol-mediated redox regulation. However, the mechanism giving rise to this regulation has remained elusive until now. Åsa Strand and her group at the Umeå Plant Science Centre have now identified the component...

Enthusiastic Nobel Prize winner visited Umeå University on Lucia Day

2017-12-19
One of this year's Nobel Prize winners in Chemistry, Jacques Dubochet, arrived by train (for environmental reasons!) in Umeå on Lucia morning to visit Umeå University. In addition to holding a lecture on his revolutionary research, he met with the media, research colleagues and answered questions fr...

Tenure track positions in Infection biology and Cancer research at WCMM

2017-12-15
Tenure track research positions as Assistant Professor (Associate Senior Lecturer) at WCMM are now open for application. In these announcements, the Centre is looking for outstanding researchers – Wallenberg Molecular Medicine Fellows - to be positioned within the areas of Infection biology or Cance...

Scientific researchers' business ideas won prizes

2017-12-12
Twelve promising companies have worked with their business ideas in the autumn in a new round of the Startup programme at Uminova Innovation in Umeå. The programme ended last week with Startup Demoday, a pitch competition, at Allstar in Umeå. Researchers from the Faculty of Science and technology wo...

Traces of historical reindeer grazing can still be observed after 100 years

2017-12-11
With the holiday season around the corner, most people may first think of reindeer as Santa Claus' trusted helpers. But it turns out that reindeer are not only good at pulling Santa's sleigh; they can also teach us important lessons about the functioning of ecosystems. By studying small meadows in t...

EcoChange digs deep into disrupted food web

2017-12-08
Climate change will make the marine food web less efficient, and toxic substances will increase in fish and other organisms. This became clear during the first phase of EcoChange, and now it´s time to dig deeper into these questions. “A large part of our work concerns what the effects of the loss in...

Chemistry laureate to Umeå University on 13 December

2017-12-05
Professor Jacques Dubochet, one of this year’s three Nobel laureates in Chemistry, is visiting Umeå University on Wednesday 13 December to hold a lecture on his revolutionising research. Together with Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson, he has developed an efficient method to produce three-dimensio...

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