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Umeå scientists in EU workshop on cross-border threats from infectious diseases

2017-09-25
Umeå University experts on infectious diseases participated in a European Commission-conducted workshop in Luxemburg, 19-21 September. The workshop focused on how to increase preparedness and response to vector-borne disease outbreaks. The expert gathering had a large focus on the hazards of climate...

SciLifeLab and WCMM network for Fellows

2017-06-28
SciLifeLab (Science for Life Laboratory), a national center for biomolecular sciences, and the Wallenberg Centers for Molecular Medicine (WCMM) in Gothenburg, Linköping, Lund and Umeå have formed a collaborative network to bring together the future leaders of life science and molecular medicine in S...

Climate-driven species on the move affect humans

2017-03-30
A comprehensive international study published today in Science describes how humans are affected when climate changes cause species to distribute unexpectedly across land and in water. Global changes to ecology have implications on humans that are becoming increasingly conspicuous – and it covers an...

Umeå University hosts symposium about infectious diseases of our time

2017-02-08
On Tuesday February 14, researchers at Umeå University will gather for an afternoon symposium about how infectious diseases spread and the impact of our changing environments. The programme offers presentations about both locally existing infectious diseases such as puumala (nephropathia epidemica),...

Dagens Medicin: University Hospital of Umeå best in Sweden

2017-01-26
The independent Swedish health care industry watcher Dagens Medicin has ranked the University Hospital of Umeå, NUS, the Best University Hospital in Sweden for 2016. The evaluation is based upon seven categories: medical quality, accessibility, hygiene, patient surveys, bedsores, overcrowding and fi...

Three first Wallenberg Molecular Medicine Fellows in place at the Faculty of Medicine

2017-01-17
WCMM at Umeå University commences 2017 with three Wallenberg Molecular Medicine Fellows in place - Francesca Aguilo, Lars-Anders Carlson and Daniel Öhlund. Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine is a long-term investment in tenure track positions for young researchers in molecular medicine and tra...

Umeå epidemiologist joins UN mission to confront Rift Valley fever outbreak

2016-12-15
A Rift Valley fever outbreak was recently reported at the border between Niger and Mali in West Africa. So far, 64 human cases including 23 deaths have been confirmed in Niger, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Umeå University infectious disease epidemiologist Osama Ahmed Hassan rece...

Arctic theme shows our expertise and breadth

2016-12-15
In 2017, Umeå University will focus particularly on Arctic research. The objective is to emphasise Umeå University’s profile as a leading Swedish university for the Arctic, and create conditions for even more important research projects. “We want to place Umeå on the map when it comes to Arctic re...

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