Tag Archives: Umeå University

Chemistry laureate Professor Jacques Dubochet to hold a lecture at Umeå University on Wednesday 13 December

Umeå, Sweden, 05-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Professor Jacques Dubochet, one of this year’s three Nobel laureates in Chemistry, is visiting Umeå University on Wednesday 13 December to hold a lecture on his revolutionising research. Together with Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson, … Read the full press release

Umeå University: new approach for protein functionalization can help develop new drugs against life threatening diseases

Umeå, Sweden, 02-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Philipp Ochtrop from Umeå University has worked on a project to turn the two enzymes AnkX and Lem3 from the disease causing bacteria Legionella pneumophila into a valuable tool for the chemical modification of proteins. … Read the full press release

Umeå University: membrane-derived vesicles (MVs) from Vibrio cholerae and Listeria monocytogenes transport pore-forming toxins (PFTs)

Umeå, Sweden, 21-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Bacteria release membrane-derived vesicles (MVs), which are small particles that can transport virulence factors to neighbouring bacteria or to the cells of a mammalian host. This special MV-based system for delivering toxic proteins and nucleic … Read the full press release

Umeå University to gather hundreds of world-leading researchers for the largest research conference on the future of the Arctic

Temperatures are rising, and life on earth changes. The fastest change takes place in the North, in the Arctic. That is a fact. But what societal challenges await? Will the Arctic still be habitable for humans? Is this a new … Read the full press release

Loughborough University’s John Anderson awarded the King Carl XVI Gustaf’s Professorship in Environmental Science at Umeå University

LEICESTERSHIRE, 03-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — John Anderson, Professor of Physical Geography at Loughborough University’s School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences has been awarded the King Carl XVI Gustaf’s Professorship in Environmental Science for the 2017/18 academic year at Umeå … Read the full press release

Uppsala and Umeå University releases findings on how organic matter plays a central role for mercury methylation

In a collaborative effort, researchers at Uppsala and Umeå University now show that the formation of methylmercury in sediment is controlled by the molecular composition of the organic matter. The study has been published in Nature Communications. Umeå, Sweden, 14-Feb-2017 … Read the full press release

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation granted SEK 94 million to three research projects at Umeå University

Umeå, Sweden, 10-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has granted over SEK 94 million to three research projects in medicine and natural sciences at Umeå University. The projects are led by researchers Maria Fällman, Jan Karlsson and … Read the full press release

Umeå University research: both land and aquatic environments need to be integrated when restored

Umeå, Sweden, 29-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Humans utilise forests and watercourses in a way that depletes ecosystem habitats, biodiversity and ecosystem services. Many areas are restored to break the trend, but to succeed you need to consider not only the ecosystem … Read the full press release

Researchers at Umeå University and Hospital of Halland in Sweden reveal an unexpected function of Reactive oxygen species

Umeå, Sweden, 14-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Reactive oxygen species (ROS) such as peroxides and superoxides are important signalling molecules in an organism’s regulation of metabolism and inflammation. Accumulation of ROS have been linked to neurodegeneration and cancer. Researchers at Umeå University … Read the full press release

Umeå University and Lund University research estimated the risk of developing prostate cancer for men with the disease in the family

Umeå, Sweden, 14-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — For the first time, researchers at Umeå University and Lund University have estimated the risk of developing various types of prostate cancer for men with the disease in the family. Men with brothers who have … Read the full press release

Umeå University professor Åsa Gunnarsson presented with The Görel Bohlin Award for prominent gender research

Umeå, Sweden, 14-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The Görel Bohlin Award for prominent gender research is presented to Umeå University lecturers or researchers who have made important scientific achievements in gender studies. The 2016 award goes to Åsa Gunnarsson, professor in Law … Read the full press release

Umeå University Medals of Honour 2016 to be presented to Lena Gustafsson and Britta Lundgren

Umeå, Sweden, 19-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Professor and Vice-Chancellor Lena Gustafsson and Professor Britta Lundgren will be honoured with the Umeå University Medals of Honour 2016 for their outstanding contributions to the university. The medals will be presented at the Annual … Read the full press release

Umeå University doctoral student Marina Becher: soil frost important for the release of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from arctic soil

Soil frost is a nearly universal process in the Arctic. In a recent dissertation by doctoral student Marina Becher at Umeå University, it is shown that the frequency and extent of soil frost is important for the release of the … Read the full press release

Umeå University: Celiac disease incidence increased among Swedish children between 2 to 15 years

Celiac disease incidence has increased among Swedish children between 2 to 15 years. The significant escalation in celiac disease can be associated with planned caesarean sections, urinary tract infections during pregnancy, season of birth and being born in south Sweden. … Read the full press release

Umeå University dissertation: implications of terrorist attacks targeting trains are becoming increasingly extensive

The implications of terrorist attacks targeting trains are becoming increasingly extensive. The number of casualties has increased and there has been a fivefold in injuries since the 1970–80s. At the same time, more than half of the attacks are carried … Read the full press release

Umeå University led researchers: significant part of the emissions of carbon dioxide from streams and rivers comes from the respiration of organisms living in the streams and rivers

Running streams are key sources of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, but why is it so? An international team of researchers, led by Umeå University, publishes the answer in the prestigious journal Nature Geoscience. Umeå, Sweden, 17-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

Umeå University student Alexis Nielsen receives the 2015 Global Swede Award

Alexis Nielsen, master’s degree student in geoecology at Umeå University, received the 2015 Global Swede Award at a diploma ceremony in Stockholm on 12 May. The special recognition is a joint initiative between the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the … Read the full press release

Umeå University researcher carries out project to help the community in Sierra Leone stop the spread of Ebola

A researcher at Umeå University has carried out a project to identify messages required for the community in Sierra Leone to stop the spread of Ebola. A report has recently been presented to the country’s government with the results. Umeå, … Read the full press release

Umeå University researchers: lake-water carbon concentrations have varied depending on long-term natural dynamics over thousands of years

Umeå, Sweden, 13-5-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The historical past is important when we seek to understand environmental conditions as they are today and predict how these might change in the future. This is according to researchers from Umeå University, whose … Read the full press release

Umeå University study People who use snus run twice the risk of developing alcohol dependency

Umeå, Sweden, 3-3-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — People who use snus run twice the risk of developing alcohol dependency compared with non-users, and the more one uses snus, the higher the risk. This has been found in a study from Umeå … Read the full press release

Umeå University’s Professor Peter Sköld appointed to be the first Latvian honorary consul in Västerbotten

Umeå, Sweden, 18-11-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Peter Sköld, Professor of History and Director of the Arctic Centre at Umeå University (Arcum), has by the Latvian Foreign Ministry been appointed to be the first Latvian honorary consul in Västerbotten. The Latvian … Read the full press release

Umeå University ranked among the world’s top 300 in this year’s Shanghai Jiaotong Academic Ranking of World Universities

Umeå, Sweden, 20-8-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — In this year’s Shanghai Jiaotong Academic Ranking of World Universities, Umeå University is again placed among the world’s top 300 instiutions. In addition, Umeå is ranked among the top 150 in the field of life and agricultural … Read the full press release

Umeå University ranked first in Europe and ninth in the world for student satisfaction according to latest International Student Barometer

Umeå University has been ranked first in Europe and ninth in the world for student satisfaction according to the latest International Student Barometer (ISB). The survey was responded to by international students from 170 universities in the world during the … Read the full press release

Umeå University climbed from 34 to 27 in this year’s ‘Top 50 under 50’ league table produced by QS University Rankings

Umeå University advanced seven places globally – from 34 to 27 – in this year’s ‘Top 50 under 50’ league table produced by QS University Rankings. The list focuses on young and dynamic universities established within the last 50 years. … Read the full press release