New evaluation to strengthen research quality and renewal
Uppsala University is launching its third university-wide research evaluation, Quality and Renewal 2017 (Kvalitet och förnyelse, ‘KoF17’). This tim...
Antibody can be used to detect Alzheimers with higher precision
For the first time, researchers have succeeded in passing an antibody through the blood-brain barrier to act as a tracer for PET imaging of the bra...
Careful renovations of the University Main Building underway
Extensive renovations of the Uppsala University Main Building are now underway. The aim is to make the popular building even more inviting and appe...
Environmental contaminants increase risk of dementia
Individuals subjected to chronic low-dose exposure to organochlorine pesticides show an increased risk of obtaining a future diagnosis of cognitive...
Evolution silences negative mutations
Sometimes so-called synonymous mutations occur in DNA. These do not lead to a change in the protein sequence but which may still have major negativ...
Uppsala University a winner through the ages
Uppsala University comes in at number eleven in a top 25 ranking of universities over 400 years old. The list was compiled by the Times Higher Educ...
New microbe found thriving deep in the earth
They live several kilometers under the surface of the earth, need no light or oxygen and can only be seen in a microscope. By sequencing genomes of...
Energy in new light at this years' Celsius-Linné lectures
The human desire to master light has taken us from controlling fire to building global optical networks. But several questions still remain to be a...
Five Uppsala researchers to receive ERC grants following the 2015 calls
The European Research Council, ERC, has now released a complete list of researchers who are to receive Starting Grants and Consolidator Grants foll...
Stefan Swartling Peterson appointed Chief of Health at UNICEF in New York
Stefan Swartling Peterson, Professor of Global Health at the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, has been appointed the Chief of Health at...
University Main Building to close for renovations
The University Main Building will close for interior renovations on 1 February 2016.
Increased funding for international initiative against antibiotic resistance
The Swedish Research Council has decided to back two international projects following the 2015 call for proposals from JPIAMR (Joint Programming In...
Winter Conferment Ceremony to be held soon
76 PhDs and 18 honorary doctorates will be conferred and several awards and medals will be bestowed at the formal Winter Conferment Ceremony on 29 ...
New bird species found in India and China
A new species of bird has been described in north-eastern India and adjacent parts of China by a team of scientists from Sweden, China, the US, Ind...
Focus on sustainable development
Uppsala University has made a decision on how to proceed with its work on sustainable development. The strategic programme for this area which was ...
Biochemist receives Chinese award
Jan-Christer Janson, professor emeritus of biochemistry, has been presented with a prestigious award in science and technology at a ceremony in Bei...
Uppsala-taken picture of giant virus named one of the best science images in the world
The scientific journal Nature has chosen the ten best scientific images of 2015. Uppsala-based researcher Tomas Ekeberg, at the Department of Cell ...
Peace researchers look back on a conflict-laden 2015
Researchers at the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) are busy compiling data on how organised violence affected the world in 2015. It is clear t...
Method for better treatment of breast cancer
A new study shows that a novel imaging-based method for defining appropriateness of breast cancer treatment is as accurate as the current standard-...
Genetics of camouflage and the Dun pattern in horses
Most horses today are treasured for their ability to run, work, or be ridden, but have lost their wild-type camouflage: pale hair with zebra-like d...