Uppsala projects in genetics and physics receive major grants from KAW Foundation
19 oktober 2018
Three research projects in physics and natural science led from Uppsala University have received a total of SEK 69 400 000 from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. The projects have all been ...
Unravelling the genetics of fungal fratricide
15 oktober 2018
Selfish genes are genes that are passed on to the next generation but confer no advantage on the individual as a whole, and may even be harmful. For the first time, researchers at Uppsala Universit...
Improved amplifier technology for use in positron emission tomography
10 oktober 2018
In the EU project ENEFRF, researchers at the Ångström Laboratory are working on improving the radio frequency amplifiers that will make technology for cancer diagnostics more efficient, accessible,...
Björkén Prize awarded to Joseph Minahan och Maria Strömme
09 oktober 2018
Joseph Minahan, Professor of Theoretical Physics, and Maria Strömme, Professor of Nanotechnology, have been awarded the Björkén Prize, Uppsala University’s most prestigious scholarly award.
Breaking the ground for New Ångström
08 oktober 2018
At last the shovels were dug into the pile of sand outside the Ångström Laboratory and the construction of New Ångström was officially started. “Here we’ll create learning environments and meeting...
Artificial enzymes convert solar energy into hydrogen gas
04 oktober 2018
In a new scientific article, researchers at Uppsala University describe how, using a completely new method, they have synthesised an artificial enzyme that functions in the metabolism of living cel...
Well established theories on patterns in evolution might be wrong
28 september 2018
How do the large-scale patterns we observe in evolution arise? A new paper in the journal Evolution by researchers at Uppsala University and University of Leeds argues that many of them are a type ...
High precision protein analysis
18 september 2018
Hello! Jonas Bergquist and Sara Lind at the Department of Chemistry – BMC, who are also working at the mass spectrometry-based proteomics facility which is partly funded by the Faculty of Science a...
How does one become a biologist?
18 september 2018
In autumn 2017, Katerina Günter became the university’s first doctoral student in gender studies focusing on discipline-based education research in biology. “The purpose of my research is to co...
Lars Tranvik awarded prize for research in freshwater ecology
07 september 2018
Professor Lars Tranvik will be awarded with The Ecology Institute Prize 2018 in freshwater ecology. The prize is presented annually since 1986, alternating between marine ecology, terrestrial ecolo...
EU grants for Uppsala innovations
06 september 2018
A filter that purifies biopharmaceuticals of virus particles, a super glue that can be used for fractures and a transdermal patch for medication for chronic pain. These three innovations, which hav...
Hjärnäpple winner: “Believing is a must”
06 september 2018
“Hello, Håkan Engqvist, Professor of Applied Materials Science and recipient of this year’s Hjärnäpple*, Uppsala University’s prize for successful knowledge transfer. You’ve been involved in starti...
New study increases understanding of how antibiotic resistance arises
06 september 2018
How does antibiotic resistance arise? In a new article in the July number of the Journal of Biological Chemistry researchers from Uppsala University show how a bacterial enzyme can learn to inactiv...
Catastrophic floods can trigger human resettlement away from rivers
23 augusti 2018
A new study by researchers at Uppsala University, published in the journal Science Advances, uses satellite nighttime light data to reveal how flood protection shapes the average distance of settle...
Nominate for the title Alumnus of the Year
19 augusti 2018
Now it is time to nominate for the title Alumnus of the Year 2018. Take the opportunity to recognize someone who have inspired you or made a lasting impression by their achievements. Who is to beco...
There is not one kind of “good sperm” – it depends on other qualities in the male
16 augusti 2018
In a study published in Behavioral Ecology researchers from Uppsala University show that the same type of sperm is not always the best for all male birds. Depending on how attractive or dominant yo...
Magnetic antiparticles offer new horizons for information technologies
15 augusti 2018
Nanosized magnetic particles called skyrmions are considered highly promising candidates for new data storage and information technologies. Now, physicists have revealed new behaviour involving the...
The end-Cretaceous extinction unleashed modern shark diversity
03 augusti 2018
A study that examined the shape of hundreds of fossilized shark teeth suggests that modern shark biodiversity was triggered by the end-Cretaceous mass extinction event, about 66 million years ago.
Eruptive behaviour and magma storage at Bali volcano
16 juli 2018
A new study by researchers at Uppsala University and INGV, Italy, published in Scientific Reports, sheds light on magma storage under the currently active Agung volcano on the island of Bali in Ind...
Neutrinos in the ice indicate source of cosmic rays
12 juli 2018
An international research team that includes researchers from Uppsala University and Stockholm University have identified a likely source for the high energy cosmic rays reaching Earth. The discove...