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.
First UNESCO Chair at Uppsala University
Ashok Swain at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research has been appointed a UNESCO Chair on International Water Cooperation.
"We need to shorten the time from idea to realization"
How can research within medical engineering better match the needs of the health care system? With the center MedTech Science and Innovation at the Uppsala University Hospital, new points of contac...
Major joint venture in medical technology
Technical expertise is becoming increasingly important in healthcare. Uppsala University Hospital and Uppsala University will now be the first in the country to lead a joint interfaculty venture in...
SEK 300 million invested in systems biology
The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, SSF, is investing SEK 300 million in interdisciplinary research in systems biology. Two of the nine project grants are going to Uppsala University.
Uppsala spectrometer “trains” Stanford’s free-electron laser
In a major international collaboration led by Imperial College, London, researchers at Uppsala University and elsewhere have found a way to facilitate future measurements using advanced free-electr...
Börje Johansson awarded the Humboldt Research Award
Börje Johansson, Senior Professor of Materials Theory at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, won the prestigious international Humboldt Research Award in April 2017.
Flycatchers’ birdsongs encoded in their genes
Juvenile birds discriminate and selectively learn their own species’ songs even when primarily exposed to the songs of other species, but the underlying mechanism has remained unknown. A new study,...
New discovery opens for 3D measurements of magnetism
A team of researchers from Uppsala University, China and Germany have substantially extended the possibilities of an experimental technique called EMCD, that is used for measuring magnetism in mate...
3D-modelling shows food residues in 230 million years old fossil faeces
Synchrotron scanning can produce high-quality 3D models of well-preserved food residues from fossil faeces. That's the result of a new study, by palaeontologists from Uppsala University and from ES...
The art of solving ecological life puzzles
Why are certain insects only interested in a certain type of plant and not others? And what do plants do to attract just one type of insect? Understanding the intricate interplay between plants a...
Nanomaterials with potential for environmentally friendly hydrogen production
In an article in the journal Energy and Environmental Science, researchers from Uppsala University, Sweden, present a type of low-cost and environmental-friendly organic polymer nano-material as ph...
Magnetic order in a two-dimensional molecular chessboard
Achieving magnetic order in low-dimensional systems consisting of only one or two dimensions has been a research goal for some time. In a new study published in the journal Nature Communications, U...
Three Uppsala researchers awarded Royal scholarships
Three Uppsala researchers in technology and natural sciences are to receive scholarships from King Carl XVI Gustaf's 50th Birthday Fund for Science, Technology and the Environment.