Artificial photosynthesis research granted EUR 3.2 million
06 maj 2019
A research project led by Uppsala University has been awarded a EUR 3.2 million grant by the European Commission. The aim is to create renewable solar fuel using soap foam, carbon dioxide and sunli...
Beijer Foundation to fund new AI professorship
03 maj 2019
Uppsala University is setting up a chair in artificial intelligence (AI). It will be funded with SEK 15 million, over five years, by the Kjell and Märta Beijer Foundation. The focus of the professo...
Image analysis facilitates work of oral and maxillofacial surgeons
02 maj 2019
In the future, oral and maxillofacial surgeons will be able to perform an operation on a computer before actually making an incision in the patient. Scanned three-dimensional images of the injured ...
Neural networks give a new picture of brain disorders
01 maj 2019
The explosion of medical data in recent years has increased demand for faster and more accurate analysis methods in healthcare. At the Department of Information Technology, researchers are developi...
Artificial intelligence in support of humankind
29 april 2019
Artificial intelligence is on the way in many areas. Specially trained computer systems are used in cars, for example, and as support for doctors making a diagnosis. These machines are especially g...
Megalithic tombs were family graves in European Stone Age
16 april 2019
In a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, an international research team, led from Uppsala University, discovered kin relationships among Stone Age individual...
Volcanic origin of Kiruna-type iron ores
12 april 2019
The origin of giant apatite-iron oxide ores of the so-called ‘Kiruna-type’ has been the topic of a long standing debate that has lasted for over 100 years. In a new article, published in Nature Com...
Johanna Hansson new Deputy Library Director
02 april 2019
As of April 1, Johanna Hansson takes up the new position of Deputy Library Director at Uppsala University Library.
"We’ve created a mushroom sandwich index”
02 april 2019
Cecilia Gustavsson at the Division of Applied Nuclear Physics is one of the researchers behind last autumn’s mass experiment Radiant Earth. The results are now in and reported to the upper secondar...
Origin of Scandinavian wolves clarified
29 mars 2019
There are no signs that hybrids of dog and wolf have contributed to the Scandinavian wolf population – a matter that has been discussed, especially in Norway. These wolves appear to have originated...
Several Uppsala researchers awarded major KAW grants
27 mars 2019
The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has allocated grants in several of its major programmes of research. Six researchers at Uppsala University have been appointed as Wallenberg Scholars, while...
New course about the physics of music
25 mars 2019
Meet Cecilia Gustavsson, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Physics and Astronomy who has created the course The Physics of Music, which will be offered for the first time in the spring semester ...
EU battery initiative led from Uppsala
19 mars 2019
A large-scale research project on batteries is being planned in the EU and will be coordinated from Uppsala by Kristina Edström, professor at the Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory. She ...
- Light mysteries at SciFest 05 mars 2019
Shedding light on the energy capacity of materials
05 mars 2019
As a child, Tomas Edvinsson was fascinated by what happens when light interacts with matter. Today, he researches energy interactions between light and materials for applications in new-generation ...
Digging up the past together
05 mars 2019
Hi there! Magnus Lundgren from the Department of Organismal Biology, who is coordinating the SciFest workshop “Dig into the past” with the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History:
Two genes explain variations in the wall lizard's colour and behaviour
01 mars 2019
How are reptiles capable of generating such a diversity of bright colors? And how is it possible that within a single population of the same species, different individuals exhibit different colorat...
New research initiative will power up Europe’s battery revolution
26 februari 2019
A world moving from fossil fuels to renewable energy will rely more and more on energy storage and in particular on batteries. Better batteries can reduce the carbon footprint of the transport sect...
Large-scale experiments on spinach at Testa Center
22 februari 2019
Rubisco is an important plant enzyme that absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Marvin Seibert’s research team uses leaf spinach to study the protein at the molecular level. The new Testa Cen...
‘Old’ sperm produces healthier offspring
14 februari 2019
Sperm that live for longer before fertilising an egg produce healthier offspring – according to new research from Uppsala University and University of East Anglia, Great Britain.