Climate extremes magnify social inequalities
09 september 2021
COLUMN. “It is often those who are socially or economically marginalised that are more vulnerable and experience the biggest impacts,” writes Gabriele Messori, Associate Professor and Docent in Met...
He wants to spread knowledge about vital diversity
09 september 2021
For Jacob Höglund, Professor of Animal Conservation Biology, there is no issue more important than the extinction of species and the fact that we are currently losing more species than are evolving...
University Library Program Autumn 2021
03 september 2021
The University Library offers a wide range of open workshops, lectures and other events in the autumn semester. We present the autumn program below. Follow the links to see dates, times, whether th...
Uppsala researchers solve long-standing biological search problem
02 september 2021
How the cell can mend broken DNA using another DNA copy as template has puzzled researchers for years. How is it possible to find the correct sequences in the busy interior of the cell? Researchers...
Alumnus of the Year Jenny Larsson is a CEO and ecowarrior
01 september 2021
For Jenny Larsson, Uppsala University’s Alumnus of the Year 2021, interest in the environment arose early in life. As Managing Director of Hitachi ABB Power Grids in Sweden, she now works for a fos...
History of human antibiotic use written in the oral bacteria of wild brown bears
25 augusti 2021
An international team of researchers used historical museum collections to study the effects of human-made antibiotics over the entire history of their application. They found that the increased us...
Male Y chromosome causes sex differences in body size
24 augusti 2021
Females and males differ in many ways and yet they share the same genome. The only exception is the male Y chromosome. Using beetles as a study system, new research from Uppsala University, now pub...
How research can encourage us to cycle instead
19 augusti 2021
How do you get to work in the mornings? Transport currently accounts for 25 per cent of GHG emissions in European cities. If we are to achieve our emissions targets, one of the things we need to do...
Philippine ethnic group has most Denisovan DNA
13 augusti 2021
The Philippine ethnic group Ayta Magbukon has the highest proportion of genes from our extinct relatives, the Denisovans, a new study led by Uppsala University shows. Their Denisovan share far exce...
Thawing permafrost releases greenhouse gas from depth
03 augusti 2021
Which effects did the heat wave of summer 2020 have in Siberia? In a new study geologists from Bonn, Uppsala and St. Petersburg compared the spatial and temporal distribution of methane concentrati...
Male beetles’ genitalia harmful and beneficial to females
15 juli 2021
Male seed beetles with genital structures that injure females may have greater reproductive success. As new research from Uppsala University shows, females that mate with such males benefit, in the...
Uppsala student lauded by ABB for energy solution
09 juli 2021
Carl Hedman, a student in the Master's Programme in Energy Systems Engineering, recently won the first round of the ABB Sustainability Challenge for his entry Charge per Energy. “I presented a s...
Stay inside during thunderstorms
08 juli 2021
If you hear thunder, don’t go outside. This is the most important piece of advice from lightning researcher Vernon Cooray. Death by lightning is highly unusual in Sweden, but caution is called for ...
New beetle found in fossil faeces attributed to dinosaur ancestor
02 juli 2021
The tiny beetle Triamyxa coprolithica is the first-ever insect to be described from fossil faeces. The animal the researchers have to thank for the excellent preservation was probably the dinosaur ...
Research to save the Baltic cod
01 juli 2021
At the Ar Research Station in northern Gotland, a number of researchers and doctoral students are currently working on a pilot project to improve the situation for the Baltic cod.
New science and technology programmes to ensure future skills provision
30 juni 2021
Four new international master’s programmes at Uppsala University will provide necessary competences in areas crucial to tomorrow’s labour market and sustainable societal transition. “We will be a...
Males help keep populations genetically healthy
28 juni 2021
A few males are enough to fertilise all the females. The number of males therefore has little bearing on a population’s growth. However, they are important for purging bad mutations from the popula...
New knowledge helps to explain Indonesia's explosive volcanoes
24 juni 2021
Indonesia’s volcanoes are among the world’s most dangerous. Why? Through chemical analyses of tiny minerals in lava from Bali and Java, researchers from Uppsala University and elsewhere have found ...
SEK 8 million goes to research on urban underground space
24 juni 2021
Magdalena Kuchler’s project “SubCity: Future imaginaries of the city subsurface” has been granted SEK 8 million from Formas. The purpose of the study is to identify the possibilities of including t...
Uppsala University Behavioral Facility brings animal studies to new heights
18 juni 2021
The Behavioral Facility at Uppsala University assists researchers in behavioral sciences in planning, executing and analysing preclinical animal studies. Demand for the platform's services is exten...