News from Uppsala University
New, useful feature of Moringa seeds revealed
Previous studies have shown that the extracts from seeds of the Moringa oleifera tree can be used for water purification. In a new study, researche...
2015 Celsius–Linnaeus Lectures on earthquake prediction and genetic scissors
This year’s Celsius–Linnaeus lecturers are Professor Dan McKenzie from Cambridge University and Professor Jennifer A. Doudna from the University of...
Inspiring alumni meeting in San Francisco
In connection with the scientific conference AAAS in San José, Uppsala University organized a meeting for alumni and friends in San Francisco 12 Fe...
Uppsala researchers awarded by the Royal Academy of Sciences
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award three researchers from Uppsala University for their contributions to mathematics, medici...
Evolution of Darwin’s finches and their beaks
A team of scientists from Uppsala University and Princeton University has now shed light on the evolutionary history of Darwin’s finches and have i...
Live bacterium depicted using X-ray laser
An international team led by Uppsala University scientists has succeeded, for the first time, in depicting intact live bacteria with an X-ray laser...
Uppsala University researchers at AAAS Meeting
From 12 to 16 February the AAAS Meeting, the world’s largest scientific conference, takes place in San Jose, USA. Researchers from Uppsala Universi...
Peter Wallensteen elected member of European Institute of Peace
Peter Wallensteen, senior professor at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, has been elected as member of the advisory board for the newl...
‘Locally produced food’ means different things to different people
Eating and producing locally grown food is often presented as a crucial step towards making our consumption more sustainable. A new thesis by Sofie...
First major analysis of Human Protein Atlas published
A research article published today in Science presents the first major analysis based on the Human Protein Atlas, including a detailed picture of t...
Uppsala University recruits Professor Don Kulick
The internationally recognised anthropologist Professor Don Kulick is being recruited by Uppsala University. He will lead a broad, multidisciplinar...
Zennström climate professorship to Doreen Stabinsky
Climate researcher Doreen Stabinsky will be Uppsala University’s first holder of the Zennström Visiting Professorship in Climate Change Leadership....
New step towards future production of solar fuels
One way of storing solar energy is to transform the energy directly into a fuel. Researchers at Uppsala University have shown a reaction which make...
Gene causing late foetal death identified
Researchers at SciLifeLab, Uppsala University and Uppsala University Hospital have identified a gene which can cause foetal deaths at a late stage ...
Fossils survive volcanic eruption to tell us about the origin of the Canary Islands
The most recent eruption on the Canary Islands – at El Hierro in 2011 – produced spectacularly enigmatic white ‘floating rocks’ that originated fro...
Facilitating multi-stakeholder collaboration – a new handbook
SWEDESD and partners have published a handbook based on recent experiences and insights from collaborative learning initiatives in 18 cities on thr...
Uppsala ‘milk study’ ranked 23rd most mentioned in 2014
In October, Uppsala University researchers published an article that showed a correlation between high milk consumption in adults and increased mor...
Sudden rise in the number of wars
The number of on-going wars exceeded ten during 2014, which is high compared to previous years since the new millennium. The increase from seven wa...
How host–virus coevolution unmasked from the genomic record
Retroviruses are important pathogens, which have attacked vertebrate hosts for millions of years. Researchers now provide new knowledge about the l...
New Uppsala University Scholarship recipients in Hong Kong and New York
Two students, Anna Reibring and Karin Lind, have been awarded Uppsala University Scholarships to work in Hong Kong and New York. Reibring will take...