A new type of tiny electronic biosensors has the potential to make DNA sequencing and other bio-chemical analysis quicker and cheaper. Zhen Zhang is exploring the advanced nanofabrication technology used in microelectronics to develop a lab-on-a-chip – a miniature laboratory capable of detecting low concentrations of ions in chemical and biological samples.
Researchers in Umeå are trying to create a model to predict the rate at which a warming climate will impact lakes in the north.
Wallenberg Academy Fellow Karin Schönning is searching for pieces of the puzzle in an attempt to resolve the unsolved mysteries.
Anders Nilsson and his fellow researchers are using X-ray lasers to study in real time how chemical catalysis can be used to convert carbon dioxide into ethylene, for example. The team hopes that this knowledge will result in new technologies for local production of fuels and materials. The vision is a more robust society.