Rudbeck and Linnaeus medallists selected
This year’s Rudbeck Medal goes to professors Sverker Gustavsson, Lena Kjellén and Peter Stoica, and the Linnaeus Medal to Professor Hans Ellegren. The medals will be awarded at the Winter Confermen...
Four new Academy Fellows at Uppsala University
The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation’s investment in young researchers continues with 29 new Wallenberg Academy Fellows, four of which are at Uppsala University. The research conducted by this ...
Endangered Australasian marsupials are ancient survivors of climate change
In a new paper, published in Scientific Reports, an international team of researchers has analysed fossils and DNA from living and recently extinct species to show that conservation sensitive Austr...
Rallies, protests and Black Friday: Physics finds dangers hiding in plain sight
Inspired by the way people move at heavy metal concerts, an international team of researchers from Uppsala University and Harvard University have learned how to spot danger zones in mass gatherings...
One step closer: how plants split water, make oxygen
In a new study, an international team of researchers made significant progress in visualising the process of how plants split water to produce oxygen. The results are published in Nature.
New material inhibits bacteria without penicillin
The mesoporous material Upsalite® is shown to inhibit growth of bacteria associated with acne and hospital acquired infections. In a study published in ACS Omega, researchers at Uppsala University ...
Cooperation profitable for sailfish
Cooperating sailfish catch more fish per time than if they hunt individually, a new study from Uppsala University, published in the scientific journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, shows.
Tadpoles eat more greens during heat waves
Of the many ecological questions unfolded by climate change, the potential influence of temperature on the feeding preferences of organisms is currently gathering a great deal of attention in the s...
Three prominent Uppsala University researchers receive ERC Starting Grants
The European Research Council (ERC) has announced which researchers are being awarded Starting Grants for 2016. 325 research projects across the EU share a total of EUR 485 million. Three of these ...
Uppsala’s FREIA Lab to help upgrade the Large Hadron Collider
The world’s largest particle physics laboratory, CERN, and Uppsala University have signed a deal worth SEK 20 million for accelerator development at the University’s FREIA Laboratory.
Uppsala Student of the Year: Allen Ali Mohammadi
Allen Ali Mohammadi wants to help people. He wants to save lives. He has already received an EU grant for his device which should be able to detect early signs of heart disease. Being named Uppsala...
‘Popcorn rocks’ solve the mystery of the magma chambers
Since the 18th century, geologists have struggled to explain how big magma chambers form in the Earth’s crust. In particular, it has been difficult to explain where the surrounding rock goes when t...
Rosetta paints a new picture of comets
A completely changed understanding of comets. This may be the outcome of space probe Rosetta’s twelve-year journey through the solar system, which came to an end on Friday 30 September. Now, resear...
Renewable energy – not always sustainable
In a new thesis from Uppsala University, Simon Davidsson shows that a rapid expansion of renewable energy technology is not necessarily sustainable. To find the best way forward in the coming trans...
Early fossil fish shows where our jaws came from
Where did our jaws come from? The question is more complicated than it seems, because not all jaws are the same. In a new article, published in Science, palaeontologists from China and Sweden trace...
Bolstering communities against climate catastrophes may prevent future violence
Severe drought is associated with a higher incidence of armed conflict among agriculture-dependent populations. Strengthening the status and well-being of these marginalised groups, can reduce the ...
Ancient fish illuminates one mystery of childhood
Remember dropping your milk teeth? After a lot of wiggling the tooth finally dropped out. But in your hand was only the enamel-covered crown: the entire root of the tooth had somehow disappeared. I...
Magma movements help predict eruptions
Geologists at Uppsala University have traced magma movement beneath Mount Cameroon volcano, which will help monitoring for future volcanic eruptions. The results are published in Scientific Reports.
1,000 prehistoric individuals to be genetically mapped
A new research project, ‘1,000 Ancient Genomes’, seeks to map the genetic variation among 1,000 prehistoric individuals who lived in Europe and Asia between 1,000 and 50,000 years ago. This data wi...
New efficient, low-cost method to hydrogenate graphene with visible light
An environmentally friendly, efficient and low-cost method for hydrogenation of graphene with visible light has been developed by researchers at Uppsala University and AstraZeneca Gothenburg, Swede...