A diary from a week of talks about the Baltic Sea challenge

Researchers from ACES participated in this year’s Almedalen week (Almedalsveckan, a well-attended annual event taking place in and around Almedalen, a park in the city of Visby on the island Gotland) along with experts from the Baltic Sea Centre, Stockholm University, Trossa, Swedish Chemicals Inspectorate and MistraPharma. The Swedish initiative Sustainable Seas (Hållbara Hav) organised a series of seminars aboard …

Highschool students get a taste of research at ACES

Six high school students from the Stockholm area spent two weeks at ACES as part of Summer Research Academy (‘sommarforskarskola’) organised by the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Stockholm University. The students attended seminars, went on a field excursion and ran experiments in the lab.   Research Academy at Stockholm University takes place in June every year. It has been running for …

ACES researcher receives prestigious award

Associate Professor Ilona Riipinen was one of the 10 young scientists to receive the Early Career Scientist Award by the International Union for Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) during their 25th General Assembly in Prague last week.   ” I’m proud for this recognition from IUGG, which is a professional organization whose traditions reach almost hundred years back in time. I …

ACES in new European project on endocrine disruptors and child health

ACES is one of the 12 partners in a new 4-year inter-disciplinary EU project called EDC-MixRisk, which was recently launched in Stockholm. The project will focus on understanding the risks of endocrine-disrupting chemicals or EDCs so that a systematic risk assessment framework can be developed. The scientists will study the effects of EDCs employing cell cultures, animal studies, epidemiology and …

Eggs Can Carry Salmonella Food Safety Concept Concept with Brown Egg and Yellow Note.

New approach promises improved food safety

Contamination of food arising from naturally occurring toxins and chemicals such as additives and pesticide residues could have deleterious effects in humans. Current approaches for contaminant detection in food are based on pre-defined suspected lists of chemicals, meaning that unexpected chemicals may slip through the cracks. A new thesis from ACES presents a state-of-the art method to screen for both …

Safe levels of known neurotoxin found in commercial seafood

BMAA (beta-methylamino-L-alanine) is a naturally occurring amino acid with a possible link to the neurodegenerative diseases, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. A new doctoral thesis from the department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry (ACES) at Stockholm University, shows that some popular commercial seafood purchased from Swedish supermarkets at the Stockholm region contain low amounts …

Scientists call for new measures to reduce impact of pharmaceuticals on the environment

The development of a new method for risk assessment of antibiotic resistance as well as the better use of available scientific studies were two of ten recommendations to improve environmental risk assessment of pharmaceuticals, according to a new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Science & Technology by researchers at ACES as members of the research programme MistraPharma.   …

Stockholm University high on the list in environmental science

Stockholm University was ranked 27th on the list of the top 100 universities in the world in environmental science, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015.   “The high ranking is a reflection of the excellent work being done by many faculty, students and staff within our faculty. I find it particularly encouraging in view of our …

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