Major joint venture in medical technology
21 June 2017
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
19 June 2017
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
15 June 2017
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
15 June 2017
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
12 June 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
8 June 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
5 June 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 May 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 May 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 May 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 May 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
8 May 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
3 May 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
3 May 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
5 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
5 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
4 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...