Genome sequencing reveals extensive inbreeding in Scandinavian wolves
Researchers from Uppsala University and others have for the first time determined the full genetic consequences of intense inbreeding in a threatened species. The large-scale genomic study of the S...
Frictionless collaboration that benefits both sides
What are the ingredients for a successful collaboration between universities and industry? One person who’s found the recipe for success is Susanne Norgren, who has helped develop over 300 patents ...
He unravels the order of things
How do you go about explaining or predicting the unusual properties of various materials? Physicist Peter Oppeneer uses equations for new revelations about the lowest common denominator in all mate...
"Just do it!"
More than 250 students took part in Teknat’s student conference on 4 October at the Evolutionary Biology Centre. Students in biology, physics, earth science and chemistry took the chance to test th...
On the hunt for new and peculiar superconductors
Annica Black-Schaffer wants to understand unconventional superconductors. The fact that she recently received the prestigious ERC Starting Grant and is a former recipient of grants from the Knut an...
The Upptech journey begins
On Thursday 27 September, the doors of Upptech, the University’s new technology research centre, were officially opened. Ångström Laboratory was filled with university employees and representatives...
Beneficial research rewarded
The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) is awarding its first ever prize for making research useful – the Utilisation Prize. Three researchers at three universities are the first award ...
SEK 80 million to top international researchers
The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has awarded a total of SEK 560 million to 18 research projects deemed to be of the highest international class and to have potential to lead to future scien...
Major EU funding for raw materials research at Uppsala University
Three EU projects that include Uppsala University, one of which is led from Uppsala University in the EIT RawMaterials innovation initiative, have recently been awarded funding for the period of 20...
He's Looking at the World through the Big Data Lens
When people misunderstood his poems, he wanted to do something where he could communicate in a way that left no room for misunderstanding. That’s why he decided to become a mathematician.
Mechanism behind ‘DNA scissor’ CRIPSR-Cas9 further revealed
A research group at Uppsala University has found out how CRISPR-Cas9 – also known as ‘molecular scissors’ – can search the genome for a specific DNA sequence. Cas9 already has many applications in ...
Modern humans may have been around for nearly twice as long
A research team from Uppsala University and South Africa show that modern humans may have emerged 80,000–170,000 years earlier than previously believed. Their genomic analysis of ancient human rema...
Five new honorary doctors named in science and technology
Five new honorary doctors have been named at the Faculty of Science and Technology at Uppsala University. AbuBakr Bahaj, energy researcher, will be conferred an Honorary Doctor of Technology, and H...
Ancestor of super predator sea reptile found in Germany
A new species of extinct sea monster from the Early Jurassic has been identified by a team of German and Swedish researchers. The fossilized bones were found in a clay pit near the city of Bielefel...
First genetic proof that women were Viking warriors
New DNA evidence uncovered by researchers at Uppsala University and Stockholm University shows that there were in fact female Viking warriors. The remains of an iconic Swedish Viking Age grave now ...
Four top researchers at Uppsala University to receive ERC Starting Grants
The European Research Council (ERC) has now publicised which researchers have been awarded 2017 ERC Starting Grants. 406 research projects across the EU get a total of EUR 605 million. Four of the ...
Fossil footprints challenge established theories of human evolution
Newly discovered human-like footprints from Crete may put the established narrative of early human evolution to the test. The footprints are approximately 5.7 million years old and were made at a t...
His algorithms replace uncertain assumptions
Is it possible to ensure that patients get the right dose of medicine? Or take their medications properly? Alexander Medvedev’s mathematical computer models replace uncertain assumptions with autom...
Chernobyl’s frogs are thriving
How has the Chernobyl nuclear disaster affected wildlife? The zooologist German Orizaola was there in May to collect samples from tree frogs living in the Exclusion Zone, still abandoned by people ...
New ancient sea reptile found in Germany – earliest of its kind
A previously unrecognised 132 million-year-old fossilised sea monster from northern Germany has been identified by an international team of researchers.