Opinion of the Ethical Review Board on plastics study received
Today Uppsala University received the opinion of the Central Ethical Review Board on a study on the consumption of plastics by fish. The University has been waiting for this opinion before making i...
Larger schooling fish found to display stronger attraction forces
In schooling fish, collective movement emerges as a result of multiple social interactions between individuals. In a new study led by researchers at Uppsala University, larger individuals have been...
Four young Uppsala researchers to receive Ingvar Carlsson Award
The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research has decided to award a total of SEK 16 million to four young postdocs at Uppsala University. The projects funded by the programme (12 in total) deal wi...
Revealed: The genes that affect spawning season in herring
It is very important for all animals to reproduce at the time of year which gives their progeny the best chance of surviving. A new study, which compares DNA from 25 herring populations on both sid...
Genes key to killer bee’s success
In a new study, researchers from Uppsala University sequenced the genomes of Africanised bees that have invaded large parts of the world to find out what makes them so extraordinarily successful. O...
Two new supercomputers strengthen important research
Bianca and Rackham are two new supercomputers that were inaugurated at Uppsala University’s UPPMAX on 24 April. They are both unique in different ways and together they enable new, cutting-edge res...
She reveals the molecular advances in cells
What happens in cells when the molecular composition changes? In her research, analytical chemist Ingela Lanekoff at the Department of Chemistry-BMC, tracks the progress of small molecules or metab...
New study to resurrect enzymes billions of years old
Members of the international Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP), which seeks to support frontier research in the life sciences, include organisations all over the world. Three-year Program Grant...
Finding the right details in Big Data
Hello there! Carolina Wählby, professor of quantitative microscopy at the Department of Information Technology. You were recently awarded 29 million kronor from the Foundation for Strategic Researc...
Older Uppsala theses all now catalogued
Would you like to read a thesis in Latin written in 1604? Are you curious about Carl Peter Thunberg’s Thesis on the animals mentioned in the Bible (1826) or Elias Fries’s Are the natural sciences e...
Kristina Edström appointed honorary doctor in Norway
Kristina Edström, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry (Ångström Laboratory), has been appointed honorary doctor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NT...
2017 Gustaf Adolf Medals awarded
Five Elder Gustaf Adolf Medals in gold and two in silver have been awarded to employees at Uppsala University.
How to pull off a climate change challenge
Changing your behavior doesn’t happen overnight, but can it be done during 30 days? Students at CEMUS’ course Global Challenges and Sustainable Futures was challenged to change their habits and emb...
Measurements by school pupils paved way for key research findings
With their measurements and samples, nearly 3,500 schoolchildren have assisted a research study on lakes and global warming, now published in an academic journal. The results show that water temper...
Away and back – international student ambassador in Brazil
In December 2016, Anderson Clemente Cazita went to Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora to inform about Uppsala University’s master programmes within scie...
Smarter data movement for faster computing
How can we make our computers faster? The answer, according to David Black Schaffer’s new European Research Council Starting Grant project, lies in being cleverer about how we move and track data. ...
Genetic data show mainly men migrated to Europe from the Pontic steppe 5,000 years ago
A new study published in PNAS, looking at the sex-specifically inherited X chromosome of prehistoric human remains, shows that hardly any women took part in the extensive migration from the Pontic-...
Organic matter composition found to be critical factor in mercury methylation
The biological formation of neurotoxic methyl mercury is an enigmatic process underpinning mercury-related health and environmental hazards. Nevertheless, the exact mechanisms and the factors contr...
What can we learn from chaos and rabies?
On Thursday February 9, it’s time for the yearly Celsius-Linné lectures. Two of the world's top scientists will come to BMC at Uppsala University to talk about the link between their research and c...
Uppsala researcher is Sweden’s most cited in computer sciences
We had a few words with Peter Stoica, Professor of Systems Modeling at the Department of Information Technology who has been ranked number 1 in Sweden and number 74 worldwide in Google's H-index in...