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Ingenious fine-tuning of plant photosynthesis

Ingenious fine-tuning of plant photosynthesis

Malgorzata Pietrzykowska has investigated the specific roles of the two most abundant membrane proteins on Earth, Lhcb1 and 2. Both of them are responsible for light harvesting which is the basis of photosynthesis, the process which sustains life on Earth by providing the oxygen we breathe and the food we eat. She defends her thesis at Umeå University on Friday 6 February.

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Tools for resilient communities – Made in Sliperiet

2015-03-23
Interaction designer Ambra Trotto, Umeå School of Architecture, Sweden, is the leader of a new project - Community SOS - which aims to create an integrated platform to connect people in need of help and volunteers during a natural disaster. On March 23 the project started a crowdfunding campaign wit...

Where are the hotspots of plant diversity along boreal streams?

2015-03-19
The patterns of plant species diversity along Swedish boreal streams are closely linked to flow of surface and sub-surface water. The linkages between vegetation and hydrology are tight, and according to Lenka Kuglerová they are threatened by poorly designed forest management. She defends her thesi...

Solar Eclipse of 2015 can be seen at Umevatoriet

2015-03-18
During the morning of Friday 20 March, a partial solar eclipse will take place over northern Sweden. The public will have the chance to experience this rare phenomenon at the Umevatoriet space observatory and planetarium.

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