Researchers discover missing link in the evolution of complex cells
In a new study, published in Nature this week, a research team led from Uppsala University in Sweden presents the discovery of a new microbe that represents a missing link in the evolution of compl...
Solar conference for young scientists by young scientists
On April 24-26, the first international solar fuels conference ISF-1 Young for young scientists was held at the Ångström Laboratory. Some 140 doctoral students, postdocs, master students and guests...
Sensing the next green thing
More and more devices are developed into sensors interacting with products, environments and services, not least humans. Time has come for information technology to more closely fit people’s needs ...
How does climate change affect biodiversity?
How does climate change affect species’ abundance and spread? This is a key question in climate debate which is hard to answer without information about a species’ natural variation. Now, researche...
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Method refinement for MAX IV
To take full advantage of future experiments at the MAX IV facility in Lund, advanced method development is pursued at Uppsala University, among others. An investigation, which gives new insights i...
New thesis maps the origin of colour vision
Many of the genes that differentiate the eye’s cone cells and rod cells originate from when the genome of early vertebrate animals doubled in size. This is shown in a new thesis by David Lagman at ...
Unique tooth reveals details of the Peking Man’s life
In 2011 a tooth from the Peking Man was found in a box at the Museum of Evolution at Uppsala University. In the latest issue of Acta Anthropologica Sinica, researchers at Uppsala University and a C...
Human gene found to increase tolerance to arsenic
Studies conducted at Uppsala University and Karolinska Institutet in Sweden show that some indigenous groups in the Andes of northern Argentina have increased resistance to arsenic. The researchers...
Giant virus revealed in 3D using x-ray laser
For the first time, researchers have produced a 3D image revealing part of the inner structure of an intact, infectious virus, using a unique X-ray laser at the Department of Energy's SLAC National...
2015 Celsius–Linnaeus Lectures on earthquake prediction and genetic scissors
This year’s Celsius–Linnaeus lecturers are Professor Dan McKenzie from Cambridge University and Professor Jennifer A. Doudna from the University of California. On 26 February they will give lecture...
Evolution of Darwin’s finches and their beaks
A team of scientists from Uppsala University and Princeton University has now shed light on the evolutionary history of Darwin’s finches and have identified a gene that explains variation in beak s...
Live bacterium depicted using X-ray laser
An international team led by Uppsala University scientists has succeeded, for the first time, in depicting intact live bacteria with an X-ray laser. This technique, now described in the journal Nat...
First major analysis of Human Protein Atlas published
A research article published today in Science presents the first major analysis based on the Human Protein Atlas, including a detailed picture of the proteins that are linked to cancer, the number ...
Zennström climate professorship to Doreen Stabinsky
Climate researcher Doreen Stabinsky will be Uppsala University’s first holder of the Zennström Visiting Professorship in Climate Change Leadership. She is to take up the position on February 1st an...
New step towards future production of solar fuels
One way of storing solar energy is to transform the energy directly into a fuel. Researchers at Uppsala University have shown a reaction which makes the process of creating fuel from solar energy m...
Fossils survive volcanic eruption to tell us about the origin of the Canary Islands
The most recent eruption on the Canary Islands – at El Hierro in 2011 – produced spectacularly enigmatic white ‘floating rocks’ that originated from the layers of oceanic sedimentary rock underneat...
Several Uppsala researchers involved in top breakthroughs of 2014
Rosetta’s arrival at the comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko and the landing of Philae is this year’s greatest scientific achievement, according to journal Science. Also on the list of the top breakthr...
Multi-billion Euro initiative for sustainable use of materials
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) has selected the consortium ‘RawMatTERS’, with more than 100 leading partners in industry, research and academia from 22 European countries...
Uppsala University part of large EU initiatives on health and materials
Uppsala University has been selected by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology as a partner for two large, new initiatives – so called Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) – in ...