Modern humans may have been around for nearly twice as long
29 September 2017
A research team from Uppsala University and South Africa show that modern humans may have emerged 80,000–170,000 years earlier than previously believed. Their genomic analysis of ancient human rema...
Five new honorary doctors named in science and technology
21 September 2017
Five new honorary doctors have been named at the Faculty of Science and Technology at Uppsala University. AbuBakr Bahaj, energy researcher, will be conferred an Honorary Doctor of Technology, and H...
Ancestor of super predator sea reptile found in Germany
18 September 2017
A new species of extinct sea monster from the Early Jurassic has been identified by a team of German and Swedish researchers. The fossilized bones were found in a clay pit near the city of Bielefel...
First genetic proof that women were Viking warriors
8 September 2017
New DNA evidence uncovered by researchers at Uppsala University and Stockholm University shows that there were in fact female Viking warriors. The remains of an iconic Swedish Viking Age grave now ...
Four top researchers at Uppsala University to receive ERC Starting Grants
7 September 2017
The European Research Council (ERC) has now publicised which researchers have been awarded 2017 ERC Starting Grants. 406 research projects across the EU get a total of EUR 605 million. Four of the ...
Fossil footprints challenge established theories of human evolution
1 September 2017
Newly discovered human-like footprints from Crete may put the established narrative of early human evolution to the test. The footprints are approximately 5.7 million years old and were made at a t...
His algorithms replace uncertain assumptions
30 August 2017
Is it possible to ensure that patients get the right dose of medicine? Or take their medications properly? Alexander Medvedev’s mathematical computer models replace uncertain assumptions with autom...
Chernobyl’s frogs are thriving
28 August 2017
How has the Chernobyl nuclear disaster affected wildlife? The zooologist German Orizaola was there in May to collect samples from tree frogs living in the Exclusion Zone, still abandoned by people ...
New ancient sea reptile found in Germany – earliest of its kind
28 August 2017
A previously unrecognised 132 million-year-old fossilised sea monster from northern Germany has been identified by an international team of researchers.
First UNESCO Chair at Uppsala University
5 July 2017
Ashok Swain at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research has been appointed a UNESCO Chair on International Water Cooperation.
"We need to shorten the time from idea to realization"
26 June 2017
How can research within medical engineering better match the needs of the health care system? With the center MedTech Science and Innovation at the Uppsala University Hospital, new points of contac...
Major joint venture in medical technology
21 June 2017
Technical expertise is becoming increasingly important in healthcare. Uppsala University Hospital and Uppsala University will now be the first in the country to lead a joint interfaculty venture in...
SEK 300 million invested in systems biology
19 June 2017
The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, SSF, is investing SEK 300 million in interdisciplinary research in systems biology. Two of the nine project grants are going to Uppsala University.
Uppsala spectrometer “trains” Stanford’s free-electron laser
15 June 2017
In a major international collaboration led by Imperial College, London, researchers at Uppsala University and elsewhere have found a way to facilitate future measurements using advanced free-electr...
Börje Johansson awarded the Humboldt Research Award
15 June 2017
Börje Johansson, Senior Professor of Materials Theory at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, won the prestigious international Humboldt Research Award in April 2017.
Flycatchers’ birdsongs encoded in their genes
12 June 2017
Juvenile birds discriminate and selectively learn their own species’ songs even when primarily exposed to the songs of other species, but the underlying mechanism has remained unknown. A new study,...
New discovery opens for 3D measurements of magnetism
8 June 2017
A team of researchers from Uppsala University, China and Germany have substantially extended the possibilities of an experimental technique called EMCD, that is used for measuring magnetism in mate...
3D-modelling shows food residues in 230 million years old fossil faeces
5 June 2017
Synchrotron scanning can produce high-quality 3D models of well-preserved food residues from fossil faeces. That's the result of a new study, by palaeontologists from Uppsala University and from ES...
The art of solving ecological life puzzles
31 May 2017
Why are certain insects only interested in a certain type of plant and not others? And what do plants do to attract just one type of insect? Understanding the intricate interplay between plants a...
Nanomaterials with potential for environmentally friendly hydrogen production
29 May 2017
In an article in the journal Energy and Environmental Science, researchers from Uppsala University, Sweden, present a type of low-cost and environmental-friendly organic polymer nano-material as ph...