Organic matter composition found to be critical factor in mercury methylation
The biological formation of neurotoxic methyl mercury is an enigmatic process underpinning mercury-related health and environmental hazards. Nevertheless, the exact mechanisms and the factors contr...
What can we learn from chaos and rabies?
On Thursday February 9, it’s time for the yearly Celsius-Linné lectures. Two of the world's top scientists will come to BMC at Uppsala University to talk about the link between their research and c...
Uppsala researcher is Sweden’s most cited in computer sciences
We had a few words with Peter Stoica, Professor of Systems Modeling at the Department of Information Technology who has been ranked number 1 in Sweden and number 74 worldwide in Google's H-index in...
Chaos and rabies at this year’s Celsius–Linné Lectures
Can we predict the future with mathematics? How can the rabies virus give us answers on the physical and psychological effects of stress? At this year’s Celsius–Linné Lectures on 9 February, Profes...
She is researching the future of carbon dioxide storage
Since the 1800’s, we have pumped huge amounts of oil and gas out of the ground. Now it is time to reverse the process and put the carbon back where it is coming from. Professor Auli Niemi is resear...
Enzymes - the energy solution of the future
How do we become independent of coal, oil and other fossil fuels? Gustav Berggren sees the solution in the reaction catalysts of all living biological systems. “Hydrogenases is a group of incredib...
Nanotechnology takes on the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria
With every implant operation we run the risk of contracting an infection. Bacteria we normally live in symbiosis with can suddenly pose a threat to our health. In order to tackle the problems with ...
Secret of supervolcano found in tiny crystals
Researchers have now found an explanation for what triggered the largest volcanic eruption witnessed by mankind. The volcano’s secret was revealed by geochemical clues hidden inside volcanic quartz...
Climate change affects evolution of collared flycatcher
In a new study, researchers at Uppsala University have found evidence of that climate change upends selection of face characteristics in the collared flycatcher. During the study the annual fitness...
Uppsala researchers produce vital component in search for earth-like planets
Researchers at Uppsala University plan to manufacture a new type of coronagraph for the VLT, the Very Large Telescope in Chile. The coronagraph is a key component of the telescope which will be use...
Delving into the body’s protein machinery
Sebastian Deindl seeks solutions to fundamental biological problems by studying the body’s enzymes using different technologies such as microscopes and lasers. “Many of these enzymes are involved ...
Renewable energy could power the Nordic countries
The Nordic countries could manage their energy supply through renewable energy alone but it would require the right mix of energy sources and an adaptation of both energy storage and distribution. ...
Researchers discover ‘Marvel microbes’ explaining how cells became complex
In a new study, published in Nature, an international research group led from Uppsala University presents the discovery of a group of microbes that provide new insights as to how complex cellular l...
North–South divide in science may hinder action on climate change
Northern domination of science relevant to climate-change policy and practice globally and lack of research led by researchers in southern countries may hinder development and implementation of glo...
New knowledge of one of the world’s rarest birds
Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing and Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden have put together all known information about the endangered Rufous-headed Robin. Very few observat...
Rabies antibodies found in Swedish bats
A new study has found rabies antibodies in the blood of bats in southern Sweden belonging to a certain species. The study is published by researchers at the Swedish Public Health Agency, the Nation...
SEK 12 million to nanosensor research
The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research has selected 20 researchers at Swedish higher education institutions who will receive SEK 12 million grants in the Future Research Leaders programme. Z...
2016 Ulla and Stig Holmquist prizewinner selected
Professor Kristina Luthman at Gothenburg University’s Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology has been selected winner of the Ulla and Stig Holmquist Science Prize in Organic Chemistry.
Researchers manipulate collective dynamics in magnetic nano-structures
Researchers at the Division of Solid-State Physics and the Division of Materials Physics at Uppsala University have shown how the collective dynamics in a structure consisting of interacting magnet...
Kristina Edström appointed Adviser to the Vice-Chancellor for research infrastructure
Kristina Edström, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry (Ångström Laboratory) and Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology, has been appointed Adviser to the Vic...