About the University
Umeå University (Swedish: Umeå universitet; Ume Sami: Ubmeje Universitiähta) is a public research university located in Umeå, in the mid-northern region of Sweden. The university was founded in 1965 and is the fifth oldest within Sweden's present borders.
The flagship university of northern Sweden
Umeå University is a comprehensive university covering research and education in medicine, science and technology, social sciences, arts and humanities, and educational sciences.
Our cohesive campus environment enables a dynamic and open culture with a strong sense of community.
As a knowledge-driven organisation, Umeå University is striving to provide students and staff with unique opportunities for learning and development – whilst simultaneously serving society with new knowledge and creative citizens.
The revolutionary CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing tool
The CRISPR-Cas9 genetic scissors is called the sharpest tool in genetic engineering and has revolutionised molecular biological and cell biological research. Emmanuelle Charpentier made the discovery at Umeå University in 2012 and received the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for it, together with Jennifer A. Doudna from the University of California, Berkeley, USA. On this page, we have gathered material related to genetic scissors.
901 87, Umeå, Sweden