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The Faculty of Science at Stockholm University is the largest science faculty in Sweden and is among the top hundred science faculties in the world on the Shanghai ranking. The Faculty offers top-class education in a number of programmes and courses, at Master´s level more than 30 study programmes are  given in English. 

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Who eats who: Looking into the stomach of zooplankton

PhD candidate Andreas Novotny at DEEP studies zooplankton, a small species of animals found in fresh and marine waters throughout the world. He is interested in the food chain; in who eats who. Watch the video here to find out more about his research!


Faculty of Science announces 54 PhD positions

The Faculty of Science announces 54 PhD positions. Deadline for applications is April 24.

The upper left panel shows fruit flies fed with fluorescent bacteria. If the immune response does not function properly, the bacteria can breach the intestinal barrier and spread throughout the fly. The upper right panel highlights the production of Nub-PB (green) and Nub-PD (red) in the fruit fly gut.  These act as “gas” and “brake” for the immune system to ensure that pathogens are swiftly cleared while avoiding excessive damage to the fruit fly itself.

Molecular regulator keeps the immune system in balance

The immune system must be able to distinguish between friend and foe, therefore it has to be turned on and off quickly. A research group at the Department of Molecular Biosciences at Stockholm University has recently discovered a new mechanism that cells in the intestine use to increase or decrease the activation of the immune system.

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Rocket science: Exploring algal blooms from space

The satellite Sentinel-3 will soon be launched into Space by the European Space Agency (ESA) to collect data about algal blooms and water quality. Susanne Kratzer is DEEP’s lead scientists improving the satellite’s methods.


The future of life, 19-22 april

What is the Future of Life and how can we prepare for the challenges ahead? Join Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship (SSES) and life science company Bayer to explore some of the most influential trends in the world today

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A day to share science

DEEP is a scientifically very broad department and every year we have a conference, “The Spinach Soup” to present our research to each other. To get an overview of what was presented - check out the topics here. Perhaps a research collaboration would be valuable?

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