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SEK 24 million to research on tuberculosis and antibiotic resistance

2018-09-10
Fredrik Almqvist, Professor in organic chemistry at Umeå University, and his American research colleague Christina Stallings, receive SEK 24 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research for combating infections of the most common type of tuberculosis bacteria.

Major European grant to newly recruited Umeå researcher

2018-08-31 (from 2018-08-30)
The European Research Council grants an ERC Starting Grant of 1.5 million euro to the group leader Changchun Chen at the Umeå Centre for Molecular Medicine (UCMM) and Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine (WCMM), Umeå university.

Expert in chemistry education becomes honorary doctor

2018-06-19
Ilka Parchmann, Professor and Vice President at Kiel University, has been appointed the 2018 honorary doctor at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå University in Sweden.

WCMM symposium: New frontiers in neuroscience and imaging

2018-06-12
On June 7 the Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine arranged a symposium on neuroscience and imaging.

Research on sex in malaria parasites granted prestigious EU grant

2018-04-16
ERC Advanced Grants – the European Union’s most prestigious research funding programme – is granting Professor Oliver Billker EUR 2.5 million for a period of five years for research on the sexual biology of malaria parasites. Molecular biologist Oliver Billker is a new top recruit to Umeå University...

Industrial Doctoral School: useful and collaborative

2018-04-12
The successful Industrial Doctoral School for Research and Innovation at Umeå University is now kicking off twelve new doctoral projects with ten new industrial partners. Co-funded doctoral education is a win-win situation providing companies and doctoral students with valuable experience.

Tree rings provide vital information for improved climate predictions

2018-04-09
Due to their worldwide distribution, trees have an extraordinary role in removing excessive amounts of CO2 released by our highly industrialized and mobile modern societies from the atmosphere. So far however, no tool exists which would enable scientists to precisely calculate the carbon dioxide upt...

Nutrient limitation constrains arctic stream responses to climate warming

2018-04-05
Many current climate studies focus solely on increases in temperature, and in doing so, the ecosystem effects caused by climate change may be misinterpreted. In a new study, Umeå researchers are emphasising that shortage of nitrogen can limit how arctic streams respond to global warming. The results...

Nathaniel Street receives the pedagogical prize for young teachers 2018

2018-03-26
The plant geneticist and lecturer at the Department of Plant Physiology, Nathaniel Street, is awarded the pedagogical prize from the Faculty of Science and Technology. The prize jury motivated its decision due to his outstanding ambition, good organization and strong interest in developing new ways ...

Battling antibiotic resistance - New movie by Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation

2018-03-12
Scientists from KBC, The Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS) and Umeå Centre for Microbial Research (UCMR) contributed to the new film on antibiotic resistance.

Hot fight in cold weather - KBC Stafetten 2018

2018-03-01
13 teams defied the cold and started yesterday at minus 20°C, cheered by more than 50 supporters.

Arctic worming?

2018-02-16
In North America, the spread of European earthworms is a known environmental issue as it has turned out that some of these species are capable of altering entire forest ecosystems. In Sweden, we have so far had a positive approach to earthworms and no policies have been put in place to limit the spr...

Increases the knowledge of pollutants from small sewage treatment plants

2018-02-12
Kristin Blum's dissertation improves the state of knowledge about how organic pollutants can be separated in small sewage treatment plants, if the organic pollutants lead to environmental impact and how existing small sewage treatment plants can be equipped with biocoal filters to improve the degree...

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...

Kebnekaise - inauguration of the new supercomputer at Umeå University

2017-11-29
On Thursday October 30 the Vice-Chancellor of Umeå University inaugurates the new supercomputer Kebnekaise. In connection with the celebration, High Performance Computing Center North, HPC2N, invites to an open house and participation in various activities.

New professors at the Faculty of Science and Technology

2017-11-27
At the end of October 2017, five new professors were installed at Umeå University's Årshögtid. Read more and watch movie clips about the new professors (in Swedish).

Pupils and study supervisors from Vaasa learn about Umeå University's programmes

2017-11-23
20 potential students and three study supervisors from Swedish speaking upper secondary Schools in Närpes, Vasa Gymnasium and Vasa Övningsskola are currently visiting Umeå University for two days. It is the fourth consecutive year that the study visit is organized.

Icelab Lunch Pitches at KBC

2017-11-20
Welcome to the second interdisciplinary lunch pitch at KBC Focus environment! Inspire and get new inspirations!

Inauguration of the KBC Focus Environment

2017-11-13
The KBC Focus Environment was officially inaugurated during the KBC Days 2017 on the 7th of November. It is one of three Focus Environments at Umeå University that is now available for students, teachers and researchers to interact and create new ideas. Pro-Vice-Chancellor Katrine Riklund joined Per...

The Swedish Bioinformatics Advisory Program 2017

2017-11-10
For the third time the SciLifeLab the National Bioinformatics platform offers within the Bioinformatics Advisory Programme new mentorship possibilities for PhD students

Uptake of mercury in focus

2017-11-03
Erik Björn, researcher at the department of Chemistry at Umeå University, has together with his research group performed several conspicuous studies on methylmercury in aquatic environments, and how climate change will affect the amounts of this toxin in the ecosystem. However, an important but stil...

Enzymes from dangerous bacteria turn into important tools for protein chemistry

2017-10-30
Philipp Ochtrop from Umeå University has worked on a project to turn the two enzymes AnkX and Lem3 from the disease causing bacteria Legionella pneumophila into a valuable tool for the chemical modification of proteins. This new approach for protein functionalization can enable scientists to investi...

New function in gene-regulatory protein discovered

2017-10-20
Researchers at Umeå and Stockholm universities in Sweden and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the US have published a new study in the journal Molecular Cell. In the article, they show how the protein CBP affects the expression of genes through its interaction with the basal machinery ...



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