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...
Taking the first steps into the world of quantum materials
09 juni 2021
Quantum materials will be one of the cornerstones of future technology and thus a key component of engineering knowledge in our society. If Sweden is to play a prominent role in an international ar...
Five smart solutions for the mining industry
08 juni 2021
Five prototypes to improve work in the mining industry. They are the result of the EU project Smart Exploration, which has been led by Uppsala University. “The mining industry has a great demand fo...
New competence centre to assist with large-scale data processing
07 juni 2021
There is a growing need to use supercomputers for modelling or data processing for use in high performance computer systems. However, to be able to make use of these kinds of computer systems, the ...
How the major Swedish forest fire of 2014 affected the ecosystem
01 juni 2021
Swedish researchers from institutions including Uppsala University have spent four years gathering data from the areas affected by the major forest fire of 2014. In their study of how the ecosystem...
New network for nuclear astrophysics
01 juni 2021
Uppsala University is a member of the new Horizon2020 network ChETEC-INFRA, or Chemical Elements as Tracers of the Evolution of the Cosmos – Infrastructures for nuclear astrophysics. During the nex...
This year’s Distinguished Teaching Award recipients announced
31 maj 2021
The 2021 Distinguished Teaching Award recipients at Uppsala University teach subjects related to archaeology, law, pharmacy and mathematics. The Independent Distinguished Teaching Award was awarded...
“We must start thinking about IT from a sustainability point of view”
27 maj 2021
Hi there Carolina Wählby, professor at the Department of Information Technology, where a new research initiative focused on sustainability and security is now starting, with the appointment of five...
Complete DNA from a 35,000 years old woman sequenced
21 maj 2021
For the first time, researchers have successfully sequenced the entire genome from the skull of Peştera Muierii 1, a woman who lived in today’s Romania 35,000 years ago. Her high genetic diversity ...
“We live in the age of garbage”
12 maj 2021
In the quest for a circular economy and a sustainable society, we need to transform our waste into a resource. In the so-called waste package, the Riksdag and the Swedish Government have adopted ne...
“We must take all territorial emissions from Sweden into account”
06 maj 2021
Hello there! Lars Tranvik, Professor of Limnology at the Department of Ecology and Genetics, who recently penned an op-ed for the Swedish broadsheet Dagens Nyheter on the fact that greenhouse gas e...
EU initiative in digital pathology
05 maj 2021
AI is being used increasingly in medicine. To speed development, the EU project BigPicture is building a research platform for digital pathology. It securely collects digital images of tissue sampl...
Molecular biologists travel back in time 3 billion years
30 april 2021
A research group working at Uppsala University has succeeded in studying ‘translation factors’ – important components of a cell’s protein synthesis machinery – that are several billion years old. B...
Welcome to a new kind of conferment ceremony
30 april 2021
It will soon be time at last for a doctoral degree conferment ceremony at Uppsala University again, after a break due to the pandemic. Though it may not be in the usual form, hopefully it will stil...
Three causal variants of lactose tolerance in Sudanese populations
22 april 2021
Populations that practice agriculture have higher frequencies of lactase persistence-associated alleles, which normally manifests as lactose tolerance. Especially the Beja people inhabiting the Sud...
His blue-green bacteria could produce biofuel in the future
22 april 2021
While Peter Lindblad has served in many academic roles over the years, it is to research that he always returns. At the Ångström Laboratory, his research group is developing fuels that could contri...
Big ERC grant for research on the origin of land animals
22 april 2021
The European Research Council (ERC) has now distributed the grants in its 2020 ERC Advanced Grants call and Uppsala University is one of the recipients. The grant of EUR 2.4 million goes to Per Ahl...
Hope for patients with ME/CFS
20 april 2021
Meet Jonas Bergquist, Professor of Analytical Chemistry and Neurochemistry at Uppsala University, in a conversation in the series UppTalk Weekly about ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue ...
Solar cells deliver world-record performance
16 april 2021
Hello there Vice-Chancellor Anders Hagfeldt, former Professor of Physical Chemistry at the Laboratory of Photomolecular Science, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), who has just ...
Successful collaboration model for development aid work
15 april 2021
The International Science Programme (ISP) which has been providing assistance to developing countries in research and doctoral education is turning 60. For many years, the programme has been workin...