News from Uppsala University
New microbe found thriving deep in the earth
15 February 2016
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
12 February 2016
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
5 February 2016
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
28 January 2016
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
26 January 2016
The University Main Building will close for interior renovations on 1 February 2016.
Increased funding for international initiative against antibiotic resistance
22 January 2016
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
21 January 2016
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
21 January 2016
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
20 January 2016
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
19 January 2016
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
15 January 2016
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
8 January 2016
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
30 December 2015
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
21 December 2015
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
17 December 2015
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
15 December 2015
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
10 December 2015
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
9 December 2015
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
8 December 2015
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
8 December 2015
Participants from around 190 countries are gathering at the UN climate change negotiations COP 21 in Paris between November 30 and December 11. The...