Press releases



Fishmeal developed for sustainable aquaculture

12 November, 2019 - Göteborgs universitet

Aquaculture in Sweden could be more sustainable if by-products from industrial feed production were used instead of wild-caught aquafeed. This is according to studies at the University of Gothenburg.


Press Conference with the 2019 Nobel Laureates in Physics and Chemistry and the Laureates in Economic Sciences

4 November, 2019 - Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien

On 7 December, we open Nobel Week with a press conference at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, where we gather this year’s Laureates in Physics and Chemistry, as well as the Laureates for the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. Individual interviews with the Laureates will be possible after […]


Europe’s largest meteorite crater–home to deep ancient life

18 October, 2019 - Linnéuniversitetet

Fractured rocks of impact craters have been suggested to host deep microbial communities on Earth, and potentially other terrestrial planets, yet direct evidence remains elusive. In a new study published in Nature Communications, a team of researchers shows that the largest impact crater in Europe, the Siljan impact structure, Sweden, has hosted long-term deep microbial […]


Nature as a model in the design of “smart” particles

1 October, 2019 - Göteborgs universitet

Giovanni Volpe, associate professor of physics at the University of Gothenburg, has received grants to design artificial “organisms” that will be able to perform tasks in groups. The Active Matter Goes Smart project has been awarded SEK 38 million by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.


Press invitation: Announcements of the Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry, and the Prize in Economic Sciences 2019

27 August, 2019 - Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien

Applications are now open for press accreditation to the announcements at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Every year, the Academy awards the Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry, and the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. The press conferences at which the laureates will be announced are held at […]


A new force for optical tweezers awakens

18 June, 2019 - Göteborgs universitet

When studying biological cells using optical tweezers, one main issue is the damage caused to the cell by the tool. Giovanni Volpe, University of Gothenburg, has discovered a new type of force that will greatly reduce the amount of light used by optical tweezers – and improve the study of all kinds of cells and particles.


Threatened beetles benefit from forest thinning

27 May, 2019 - Göteborgs universitet

Wood-living beetles that use oak trees are a species-rich and threatened animal group in modern forestry and agriculture in southern Sweden. New research from the University of Gothenburg shows that management with conservation thinning can be an effective way to promote these beetles in the long term.


Hotade skalbaggar gynnas av skogsgallring

7 May, 2019 - Göteborgs universitet

Vedlevande skalbaggar som utnyttjar ekar är en artrik och hotad djurgrupp i det moderna sydsvenska skogs- och jordbrukslandskapet. Ny forskning från Göteborgs universitet visar att skötsel med naturvårdsgallring kan vara ett effektivt sätt att långsiktigt gynna dessa skalbaggar.

När traditionellt skogsbruk övergick i modernt under 1900-talet, blev många av de syd- och mellansvenska skogarna tätare och mörkare än de tidigare varit. För många arter i solbelysta och öppna skogar, och som har eken som sitt livsutrymme, har det inneburit en ökad risk för utdöende.


New research project on the impact of extreme weather on biodiversity and pollinating insects

13 March, 2019 - Linnéuniversitetet

Markus Franzén, doctor in ecology at the department of biology and environmental science at Linnaeus University, has been granted SEK 3 million by Formas for his research project Cascading effects of drought on farming/grazing and farmland biodiversity. The drought in Sweden during the summer of 2018 led to acute food shortage for livestock and became […]