News from Uppsala University
Uppsala University’s Instagram challenge wins prize
8 September 2014
The Instagram challenge ‘My University Town’ which was launched by Uppsala University last year has been awarded first prize in the Euprio competit...
Japanese and Swedish researchers meet at the Sweden–Kyoto Symposium
5 September 2014
The 11–12 September, over 60 prominent researchers from the highly ranked Kyoto University will visit Sweden for two days to take part in the Swede...
Exercise helps us avoid heart failure
3 September 2014
By exercising at moderate intensity for one hour, or exercising vigorously for 30 minutes a day, it is possible to decrease the risk of heart failu...
The world’s lakes have finally been counted
3 September 2014
Finland is called ‘the land of a thousand lakes’. On registration plates in Minnesota it says ‘10,000 lakes!’, and in Sweden there are about 100,00...
Four Uppsala researchers receive the Royal Society of Sciences’ Thuréus Prize
2 September 2014
The Royal Society of Sciences in Uppsala has today awarded the Thuréus Prize of SEK 175,000 to four prominent Uppsala researchers, at a ceremony at...
New genetic research reveals how wild rabbits became tame rabbits
29 August 2014
The genetic changes that transformed wild animals into domesticated forms have long been a mystery. An international team of scientists has now mad...
Sheep dogs follow simple rules – may be used to develop ‘sheep robots’
27 August 2014
We can all be fascinated by skilful sheep dogs’ abilities to lead sheep where they want them. But how do they do it? A multidisciplinary Swedish–Br...
Evolutionary history of honeybees revealed by genomics
25 August 2014
In a study published in Nature Genetics, researchers from Uppsala University present the first global analysis of genome variation in honeybees. Th...
Nordic Law Prize awarded to Stig Strömholm
22 August 2014
At a ceremony in Oslo 21 August, in connection with the opening of the 40th Nordic Law Meeting, H.M. King Harald V awarded the Knut and Alice Walle...
Genetics and lifestyle have a strong impact on biomarkers for inflammation and cancer
22 August 2014
In a new study published in Nature Communications, research scientists from Uppsala University present for the first time a large-scale study of th...
Researcher trio awarded for animal-free methods
20 August 2014
The 2014 Nordic Prize for Alternatives to Animal Experiments has been awarded to Christel Bergström, Maria Karlgren and Pär Matsson at Uppsala Univ...
Uppsala University places 60th in the 2014 Shanghai ranking
15 August 2014
In this year’s Shanghai Ranking (ARWU), Uppsala University been ranked 60th among the world’s top universities, thereby improving its position by t...
Blood cells unexpected source of new nerve cells in crayfish
14 August 2014
A new study led by researchers at Uppsala University and Wellesley College, USA, demonstrates that the immune system in crayfish can produce cells ...
Why white dogs are white
13 August 2014
About half of all dogs show some form of white spotting which can range from a few white marks in the Bernese mountain dog to extreme white coat co...
Professor Cedric Linder awarded the 2014 ICPE medal
8 August 2014
The International Commission on Physics Education (ICPE) has awarded its 2014 medal to Professor Cedric Linder at the Uppsala University Department...
Celebrating the 200th anniversary of Anders Ångström
8 August 2014
In commemoration of Anders Ångström, one of Uppsala University’s most well-known scientists, a number of activities will be organised this autumn. ...
Record-breaking material gives rejected drugs a new chance
28 July 2014
More than 80 per cent of all drug candidates in pharma research and development suffer from poor solubility and are therefore rejected early in the...
SciLifeLab seeks new director
25 June 2014
SciLifeLab (Science for Life Laboratory) is now seeking a director who can lead the continued scientific, technical and structural building-up of t...
Genes make crows choose partners that look alike
23 June 2014
Crows like to select mates that look alike. In a large-scale genomic study, published in Science today, a team of researchers led by Uppsala Univer...
Uppsala University elected vice chair of Sanord
17 June 2014
Sanord, the Southern African-Nordic Centre, has elected Uppsala University among its 41 member institutions to be vice chair of the organisation fo...