Beneficial research rewarded
18 October 2017
The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) is awarding its first ever prize for making research useful – the Utilisation Prize. Three researchers at three universities are the first award ...
SEK 80 million to top international researchers
12 October 2017
The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has awarded a total of SEK 560 million to 18 research projects deemed to be of the highest international class and to have potential to lead to future scien...
Major EU funding for raw materials research at Uppsala University
10 October 2017
Three EU projects that include Uppsala University, one of which is led from Uppsala University in the EIT RawMaterials innovation initiative, have recently been awarded funding for the period of 20...
He's Looking at the World through the Big Data Lens
3 October 2017
When people misunderstood his poems, he wanted to do something where he could communicate in a way that left no room for misunderstanding. That’s why he decided to become a mathematician.
Mechanism behind ‘DNA scissor’ CRIPSR-Cas9 further revealed
29 September 2017
A research group at Uppsala University has found out how CRISPR-Cas9 – also known as ‘molecular scissors’ – can search the genome for a specific DNA sequence. Cas9 already has many applications in ...
Modern humans may have been around for nearly twice as long
29 September 2017
A research team from Uppsala University and South Africa show that modern humans may have emerged 80,000–170,000 years earlier than previously believed. Their genomic analysis of ancient human rema...
Five new honorary doctors named in science and technology
21 September 2017
Five new honorary doctors have been named at the Faculty of Science and Technology at Uppsala University. AbuBakr Bahaj, energy researcher, will be conferred an Honorary Doctor of Technology, and H...
Ancestor of super predator sea reptile found in Germany
18 September 2017
A new species of extinct sea monster from the Early Jurassic has been identified by a team of German and Swedish researchers. The fossilized bones were found in a clay pit near the city of Bielefel...
First genetic proof that women were Viking warriors
8 September 2017
New DNA evidence uncovered by researchers at Uppsala University and Stockholm University shows that there were in fact female Viking warriors. The remains of an iconic Swedish Viking Age grave now ...
Four top researchers at Uppsala University to receive ERC Starting Grants
7 September 2017
The European Research Council (ERC) has now publicised which researchers have been awarded 2017 ERC Starting Grants. 406 research projects across the EU get a total of EUR 605 million. Four of the ...
Fossil footprints challenge established theories of human evolution
1 September 2017
Newly discovered human-like footprints from Crete may put the established narrative of early human evolution to the test. The footprints are approximately 5.7 million years old and were made at a t...
His algorithms replace uncertain assumptions
30 August 2017
Is it possible to ensure that patients get the right dose of medicine? Or take their medications properly? Alexander Medvedev’s mathematical computer models replace uncertain assumptions with autom...
Chernobyl’s frogs are thriving
28 August 2017
How has the Chernobyl nuclear disaster affected wildlife? The zooologist German Orizaola was there in May to collect samples from tree frogs living in the Exclusion Zone, still abandoned by people ...
New ancient sea reptile found in Germany – earliest of its kind
28 August 2017
A previously unrecognised 132 million-year-old fossilised sea monster from northern Germany has been identified by an international team of researchers.
First UNESCO Chair at Uppsala University
5 July 2017
Ashok Swain at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research has been appointed a UNESCO Chair on International Water Cooperation.
"We need to shorten the time from idea to realization"
26 June 2017
How can research within medical engineering better match the needs of the health care system? With the center MedTech Science and Innovation at the Uppsala University Hospital, new points of contac...
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.