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The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation announced today the names of 22 new Wallenberg Scholars. Markus Schmid, group leader at UPSC and professor at the Department of Plant Physiology, Umeå University, is one of them. He receives a five-year grant that he can invest for his research without any restriction.
Researchers say selective breeding may help sheep and goats to better respond to varying weather conditions caused by climate change.
The EU Horizon 2020-funded SIMBA project aims to gain a better understanding of microbiome structure and function, related to marine and terrestrial food chains and to verify the sustainability of microbial innovations of the food system. Recently, SIMBA project partners attended the fourth NANO-DAY conference which took place in Milan, Italy on 11th – 14th December 2019.
People who are easily disgusted by body odours are also drawn to authoritarian political leaders. A survey showed a strong connection between supporting a society led by a strong leader and being sensitive to body odours like sweat or urine. It might come from a deep-seated instinct to avoid infectious diseases.
John Anderson, professor of Natural Geography and Paleolimology from the UK, and Anne Asensio, industrial designer from France, have been appointed as the 2019 honorary doctors of the Faculty of Science and Technology at Umeå University, Sweden.
Is there life on Mars and can life from Earth survive there - or on other space bodies? The international BIOMEX research team which includes researchers from many countries and space organizations, including Natuschka Lee at Umeå University, Sweden, has made biological experiments under space conditions. An overview of their results has now been published.
Two out of three in the management of Umeå School of Architecture at Umeå University, the head of department Ana Betancour and deputy head of department Anna Croon, leave their management assignments.
Time: Fri 2020-03-06 14.00 Location: Kollegiesalen, Brinellvägen 8, Stockholm (English) Type of event: Public defences of doctoral theses
Time: Fri 2020-02-21 10.00 Location: E3, Lindstedsvägen 3, Stockholm (English) Type of event: Licentiate seminars Key considerations and their implications for the development of Citylab Post-Construction
Time: Fri 2020-02-21 10.00 Location: E3, Lindstedsvägen 3, Stockholm (English) Type of event: Licentiate seminars Key considerations and their implications for the development of Citylab Post-Construction

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