Two Uppsala researchers named Wallenberg Scholars
Per Ahlberg and Olle Eriksson have been named Wallenberg Scholars by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. They will be receiving a five-year g...
Uppsala and US most popular among post-doc applicants
A plurality of those seeking a position in Sweden want to come to Uppsala University. For those seeking scholarships for positions abroad, the US i...
Resistance to antibiotics – global threat
In many parts of the world thousands of people are dying because medicines no longer have any effect. An international network with its base in Upp...
Sweden and Europe creating world’s largest innovation factory
In late May the massive European initiative InnoEnergy was launched, bringing together Europe’s very best universities and companies in the field o...
Commentary with regard to the debate about Lars Vilks
In the aftermath of Lars Vilks’ interrupted lecture at the University, many people are questioning how he could have been invited to speak here in ...
Do labor market measures yield more jobs?
How is unemployment affected by political reforms? What are the connections between unemployment and health? How does the structure of the educatio...
Genetic mapping with aid of chickens
The development of our domestic animals and crops was the most important innovation in human history. However, the genetics behind this development...
MicroRNA can move between cells
MicroRNAs can move between cells and play a role in their communication. This discovery was made by plant researchers at Uppsala University toget...
Reliable evidence with DNA analysis
The securing of technical evidence from crime scenes is undergoing rapid development. Today it is possible to extract evidence from extremely small...
This year´s Johan Skytte Prize winner announced
What is the connection between political economy and democracy? Polish-American Adam Przeworski, Carroll and Milton Petrie Professor of European St...
Faster route to new drugs
With the help of microwaves, new drug molecules can be artificially created more quickly. The technology developed by Professor Mats Larhed at the ...
Deaf regain hearing
With the help of various types of implants, many deaf people today can regain at least parts of their hearing. It is possible to replace damaged ha...
Troublesome green algae turned into green battery
The unwanted blooming of the green alga Cladophora along the Baltic coast, and elsewhere in the world, may not only be a bad thing. A research team...
Seeds from Moringa tree can purify water
Pure water is vital to humans, and in many countries there is a great need for alternative, inexpensive purification methods. In collaboration with...
Historians to shed light on women’s work
We know very little about what people worked with in the past – and especially little about women. Now a database about women’s work is being creat...
Viruses in the service of humankind
Cancer is one of our major public health diseases. The creation of viruses that benefit humankind is an example of Uppsala University research desi...
Millions donated to gene research to create new Swedish global stars
The Beijer Laboratory at Uppsala University has received a SEK 10.8 million from the Kjell and Märta Beijer Foundation. The donation, distributed a...
University wants to see dramatic commitment to excellence in education
The year 2009 brought 1,700 more students and increased funding for research at Uppsala University. In the coming three years, above all, the Unive...
Celsius-Linnaeus Lectures on unknown worlds
The mystery of quantum physics and the potential of genetic research to create new life: this years Celsius-Linnaeus Lectures deal with two of the ...
Save energy with smart windows
Do you have a battery layer in your window that regulates the amount of light coming through? You don’t? But in the future this may be possible. Re...