Flycatchers’ birdsongs encoded in their genes
12 juni 2017
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
08 juni 2017
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
05 juni 2017
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
31 maj 2017
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
29 maj 2017
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
22 maj 2017
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
17 maj 2017
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.
Scottish badgers highlight the complexity of environmental change
08 maj 2017
In a new study researchers have found that although warmer weather should benefit badger populations, the predicted human population increase in the Scottish highlands is likely to disturb badgers ...
Article on microplastic particles to be retracted
03 maj 2017
The research article on consumption of microplastics by larval fish that was reported for misconduct in research will be retracted from the journal Science. The researchers behind the study themsel...
Important milestone in quest for hydrogen production using photosynthesis
03 maj 2017
Hydrogen gas has long been proposed as a promising energy carrier for future energy applications, but generating the gas from water has proved inefficient. Researchers at Uppsala University have no...
Opinion of the Ethical Review Board on plastics study received
28 april 2017
Today Uppsala University received the opinion of the Central Ethical Review Board on a study on the consumption of plastics by fish. The University has been waiting for this opinion before making i...
Larger schooling fish found to display stronger attraction forces
27 april 2017
In schooling fish, collective movement emerges as a result of multiple social interactions between individuals. In a new study led by researchers at Uppsala University, larger individuals have been...
Four young Uppsala researchers to receive Ingvar Carlsson Award
13 april 2017
The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research has decided to award a total of SEK 16 million to four young postdocs at Uppsala University. The projects funded by the programme (12 in total) deal wi...
Revealed: The genes that affect spawning season in herring
05 april 2017
It is very important for all animals to reproduce at the time of year which gives their progeny the best chance of surviving. A new study, which compares DNA from 25 herring populations on both sid...
Genes key to killer bee’s success
05 april 2017
In a new study, researchers from Uppsala University sequenced the genomes of Africanised bees that have invaded large parts of the world to find out what makes them so extraordinarily successful. O...
Two new supercomputers strengthen important research
04 april 2017
Bianca and Rackham are two new supercomputers that were inaugurated at Uppsala University’s UPPMAX on 24 April. They are both unique in different ways and together they enable new, cutting-edge res...
She reveals the molecular advances in cells
04 april 2017
What happens in cells when the molecular composition changes? In her research, analytical chemist Ingela Lanekoff at the Department of Chemistry-BMC, tracks the progress of small molecules or metab...
New study to resurrect enzymes billions of years old
27 mars 2017
Members of the international Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP), which seeks to support frontier research in the life sciences, include organisations all over the world. Three-year Program Grant...
Finding the right details in Big Data
21 mars 2017
Hello there! Carolina Wählby, professor of quantitative microscopy at the Department of Information Technology. You were recently awarded 29 million kronor from the Foundation for Strategic Researc...
Older Uppsala theses all now catalogued
15 mars 2017
Would you like to read a thesis in Latin written in 1604? Are you curious about Carl Peter Thunberg’s Thesis on the animals mentioned in the Bible (1826) or Elias Fries’s Are the natural sciences e...