Research at Linköping University
Mental illness and addiction are growing problems the world over. Is there a way to halt this development? Linköping University is doing its part with a major new initiative.
Could the current epidemic of obesity be traced back to spraying DDT in the 1950s? Entirely possible, according to epigenetics – the new branch of research that posits that acquired characteristics can be passed down from generation to generation. As a young researcher, Carlos Guerrero-Bosagna found himself sitting in a tight spot.
How are animals in food production affected by stressful experiences early in life? Per Jensen wants to find out whether it is possible to see the traces of stress much later. He has been awarded SEK 8 million by Formas, the Swedish research council for sustainable development, to study the stress reactions of chickens in detail.
Molecules that change colour can be used to follow in real-time how bacteria form a protective biofilm around themselves. Researchers at Linköping University and Karolinska Institutet have developed the new method.
The Seed Box, Sweden’s largest research programme in the environmental humanities, is now allocating grants to researchers, writers and artists around the world.
Last updated: Mon Aug 31 13:36:01 CEST 2015