News from Uppsala University
Five Uppsala researchers to get 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...
New centre to develop future protein-based drugs
At the turn of the year, a new centre for protein research is to open in Sweden. Uppsala University is one of three higher education institutions i...
Pregnancy does not increase risk of Hodgkin lymphoma recurrence
Pregnancy does not increase the risk of relapse among women successfully treated for Hodgkin lymphoma. This according to a new study from Sweden’s ...
Exhibition on Svetlana Alexievich at Carolina Rediviva
The University Library celebrates the 2015 Nobel Laureate in Literature, Svetlana Alexievich, with an exhibition illustrating her authorship in wor...
Two Uppsala researchers receive grants to establish strong research environments
The Swedish Research Council has approved ten researchers as recipients of the Grants for Distinguished Professors 2015, which entails ten years wo...
Uppsala researchers to receive prestigious international grants
Two Uppsala researchers have chosen as recipients of the European Research Council’s (ERC) Starting Grant of EUR 1,5 million. The prestigious resea...
Uppsala students at COP 21 in Paris
Participants from around 190 countries are gathering at the UN climate change negotiations COP 21 in Paris between November 30 and December 11. The...
Windows with nanostructured coatings can cure ‘sick’ buildings
Harmful organic molecules in the indoor air can cause adverse health effects—a problem known as the ‘sick building syndrome’. Current air-cleaning ...
Early animal evolution may have been co-operative
The fossil group called the Ediacaran biota have been troubling researchers for a long time. How do these peculiar organisms relate to modern organ...