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Today, on the anniversary of the Court of Justice of the European Union’s decision on plant breeding with gene-editing, an open letter was sent to the Swedish European parliamentarians and the Swedish government. It calls for an expedited change of the European legislation for genetically modified organisms. It has been signed by leaders of 14 Swedish universities/research centres, royal science academies or research financiers as representatives of the independent Swedish research community.
On Monday March 5 researchers from Umeå University, Uppsala University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology gathered together at Umeå University with representatives from companies and authorities to discuss solutions for renewable energy, primarily focusing on hydrogen production.
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Halfway into her time at the Industrial Doctoral School, Helena Nydahl finds herself in Ansan, a suburb of Seoul on the coast of the Yellow Sea. She is spending six months here on an exchange at Hanyang University, where she is studying energy-efficient buildings from a lifecycle perspective. Living and working in South Korea presents both many challenges and fun experiences. She does not regret her decision to study here for a second.
The Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences, IVA reinforces itself with 18 new members. Among the elected representatives is professor Erik Elmroth from Umeå University, who takes his place in the department of Information Technology.
“Congratulations to everyone who received seed money! Now it’s important that you write a really good application, and I’m here to coach you along the way, including through this information meeting,” begins Professor Anna Linusson, Director of the Industrial Doctoral School for Research and Innovation at Umeå University.
Waste streams from industry and agriculture could be used for the production of coal that can serve as a cheap adsorbent for water purification. In her thesis at the Industrial Doctoral School, Mirva Niinipuu demonstrates that the capacity of carbon materials to separate organic water pollution was generally low, but that they have potential for improvement. She defended her thesis at Umeå University on Friday, May 24.
The Swedish Mass Spectrometry Society, SMSS, assigns the silver medal to Berzelius's memory to molecular biologist Anders Nordström, Umeå University, Sweden, for his contribution to the development of modern metabolomics research.
Students at upper secondary school are offered limited opportunities to work with problem solving. In order to deepen the understanding of problem solving, Jonas Jäder has studied some of the components that are valuable for students' problem solving. He defends his dissertation on January 10 at Umeå University.
Time: Thu 2020-02-27 10.00 Location: Kollegiesalen, Brinellvägen 8, Stockholm (English) Type of event: Public defences of doctoral theses Analysis of analytical solutions and determination of transport parameters