News from Uppsala University
Genetic variation is a necessity
The Earth is constantly changing. For new species to be able to adapt and cope with the changes, there must be sufficient genetic diversity, or gen...
The advantages of multilingualism
‘Multilingualism is not a problem, it's a gift.’ So says Leena Huss, linguist and research leader of the minority studies programme at the Hugo V...
A moment of silence at European Universities, 27 april
The European University Association (EUA) has taken the initiative for European universities to unite in a minute of silence on Monday 27 April at ...
How does climate change affect biodiversity?
How does climate change affect species’ abundance and spread? This is a key question in climate debate which is hard to answer without information ...
The Running of the Falls celebrates 40th anniversary with the pioneers manning the first boat
Would it be possible to go rafting down the Fyris River when the water was at its highest level? On 30 April 1975, two students decided to find out...
New biomarker for uterine cancer discovered
Researchers at Uppsala University have, together with researchers from Turku and Bergen, discovered a new biomarker which makes it possible to iden...
Valborg celebrations for alumni across the world
Uppsala University’s different alumni chapters all over the globe are gearing up for a number of Alumni events and Valborg celebrations. Check the ...
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...