News from Uppsala University
Method refinement for MAX IV
To take full advantage of future experiments at the MAX IV facility in Lund, advanced method development is pursued at Uppsala University, among ot...
Olli Kallioniemi new director for SciLifeLab
The board of Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) has appointed Professor Olli Kallioniemi as new director from 1 July 2015. He will present hi...
New thesis maps the origin of colour vision
Many of the genes that differentiate the eye’s cone cells and rod cells originate from when the genome of early vertebrate animals doubled in size....
The origin of the lymphatic vasculature uncovered in new study
In a new study, published in Cell Reports, researchers at Uppsala University describe a novel mechanism by which lymphatic vessels form during embr...
Unique tooth reveals details of the Peking Man’s life
In 2011 a tooth from the Peking Man was found in a box at the Museum of Evolution at Uppsala University. In the latest issue of Acta Anthropologica...
Uppsala University advances in reputation ranking
Uppsala University is back among the top 100 in Times Higher Education’s World Reputation Rankings 2015.
Former Vice-Chancellor Martin H:son Holmdahl has passed away
Vice-Chancellor Eva Åkesson has today, 11 March, received notice that Uppsala University’s former Vice-Chancellor, professor emeritus of anesthesio...
Human gene found to increase tolerance to arsenic
Studies conducted at Uppsala University and Karolinska Institutet in Sweden show that some indigenous groups in the Andes of northern Argentina hav...
Giant virus revealed in 3D using x-ray laser
For the first time, researchers have produced a 3D image revealing part of the inner structure of an intact, infectious virus, using a unique X-ray...
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...