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  • Astrid Söderbergh Widding och Joakim Malmström skriver under överenskommelsen om Centrum för paleogenetik. Foto: Karin Tjulin. New Centre for Palaeogenetics 2018-06-25 A new agreement brings the research in palaeogenetics of Stockholm University and of the Swedish Museum of Natural History together in the new Centre for Palaeogenetics.
  • Martin Jastroch - New Group Leader at MBW 2018-06-19 As of May 1st, Martin Jastroch is a new group leader at MBW. With a passion for animal physiology in general and energy metabolism in particular, he wants to understand how thermogenesis evolved and how an increased understanding regarding this fundamental process can be applied to cure metabolic diseases like obesity and diabetes.
  • Diet is the main source of halogenated flame retardants 2018-06-15 Dietary intake is the main route of exposure to halogenated flame retardants. That is one result from a research project that Joo Hui Tay at the Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry (ACES), presents in a recently defended doctoral thesis.
  • Inaugural Sjöstrand Lecture in structural biology by Venki Ramakrishnan 2018-06-14 Venki Ramakrishnan will give the inaugural Sjöstrand Lecture in Structural Biology on Monday 27th August 2018 at 4.00pm in the Biomedicum Lecture Theatre. The title is ’Termination of translation in bacteria and eukaryotes’. Venki will also give an account of his career path and discuss with students and postdocs at 10.00am in the SciLifeLab Air&Fire auditorium. The event is open to anyone.
  • A new approach can shorten the time to assess cancer risk for chemicals 2018-06-14 Chemicals in refined cooking oils like palm oil can cause cancer. In a new doctoral thesis Jenny Aasa has studied two such chemicals, and by using a new approach she hopes to improve and shorten the time for more reliable cancer risk assessments.
  • Do concepts in our brain depend on the language we speak? 2018-06-13 Guillermo Montero-Melis (Centre for Research on Bilingualism, Department of Linguistics, and Stockholm University Brain Imaging Centre) has received an International post doc grant of SEK 3.15 million by the Swedish Research Council.
  • Plastic degrading in the oceans release chemicals into the water 2018-06-12 Plastic debris accumulates in the environment and can cause physical harm to marine species. The degradation releases chemical compounds to the water and the compounds are dependent on the plastic polymer and the weathering condition of the plastic, shows a new doctoral thesis.
  • No new neighbours in Stone Age Siberia 2018-06-12 Since the first people arrived in Siberia there was no major migratory events till at least the Iron Age. Instead, there is a continuity in the settlement-pattern that has yet not been detected in any other part of the world.


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