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Internal News

Call: Gunnar and Ruth Bjorkman’s fund for botanical research in Norrland (last date May 5)

The purpose of the fund is to promote botanical research at Umeå University, primarily in phytogeography and plant ecology, morphology and taxonomy.

Recruitment of eight Senior Research Fellows to Swetox

2014-03-14 (from 2014-03-12)
Swetox - Swedish Toxicology Sciences Research Center - is a unique newly established center for multidisciplinary research and education in toxicology and related sciences. The center is a collaboration between eleven Swedish universities – where Umeå University is one of the participating universit...

Call: SSEESS Research Links 2014 (no later than March 31)

The Swedish Secretariat for Environmental Earth System Sciences SSEESS offers project planning grants aiming to facilitate the formation of North-South research consortia within global environmental change (GEC) research.

New doctor? Register to the Spring Graduation Ceremony!

2014-03-10 (from 2014-03-06)
The Spring Graduation Ceremony at Umeå University takes place at Aula Nordica on Saturday 24 May. The ceremony is arranged for doctors graduated at Umeå University up to and including 5 May, 2014. Deadline for doctors to register is 9 April.

Call: Framework Grants in Biological Production Systems (Last day May 6)

The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research announces a total of SEK 225 million in a national call for proposals for problem- or application-driven research projects within the area of Biological production systems.

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External News

EU/EEA application deadline extended to 16 April

Due to technical problems at, the application deadline for EU/EEA citizens for the autumn 2014 term has been extended to 16 April at midnight (24.00) Central European Time (CET).

Göran Sandberg receives honorary doctorate in the Czech Republic

Göran Sandberg, professor at Umeå Plant Science Centre and former vice-chancellor of Umeå University, was inaugurated as an honorary doctor at Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic.

EU millions granted to investigate kidney transplant rejection

The Umeå company AcureOmics AB has received four million SEK in funding from the European Commission for a research project to develop techniques to prevent kidney transplant rejection. The BIOMARGIN project (BIOMArkers of Renal Graft INjuries in kidney allograft recipients) aims to provide more ind...

Pioneering findings on the dual role of carbon dioxide in photosynthesis

Researchers at Umeå University have found that carbon dioxide, in its ionic form bicarbonate, has a regulating function in the splitting of water in photosynthesis. This means that carbon dioxide has an additional role to being reduced to sugar. The pioneering work is published in the latest issue o...

Extinctions reduce speciation

The same factors that increase the risk of species extinctions also reduce the chance that new species are formed. This is concluded by two biologists at Umeå University. Their findings are published in the April issue of the scientific journal Evolution.

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