Studiebesöket i Norra Djurgårdsstaden inleds med att studenterna som går kursen Miljövetenskap 1 får studera modellen över stadsdelen. Bo Hallqvist, projektledare inom Stockholms stad, berättar om hållbarhetsarbetet i området. Foto: Annika Hallman

Går det att bygga och bo hållbart?

Solpaneler på taken, regngårdar som tar hand om regnvatten och robusta byggmaterial som tål ett förändrat klimat. Det är några av inslagen i stadsdelen Norra Djurgårdsstaden som studenterna som läser första terminen i miljövetenskap vid Institutionen för miljövetenskap och analytisk kemi (ACES) har besökt för att lära sig mer om hållbart byggande. Från Husarviken vid Hjorthagen till Loudden nära Kaknästornet …

With the research project the scientists hope to influence global and national industries to increase their sustainability commitments and minimize environmental pollution in Bangladesh. Photo: Marufish/Flickr cc

Project on environmental pollution in Bangladesh awarded funding

Oskar Karlsson and Jonathan Martin at the Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry (ACES) and SciLifelab were recently granted 5.6 million SEK for a project titled “Characterization of environmental pollution in Bangladesh by novel non-target mass spectrometry exposomic analysis”, in a call jointly funded by the Swedish Research Council (VR), Sida, Formas and Forte. The international research team also …

Dr. Derek Muir, Visiting Professor in Environmental Science at the Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry (ACES). Photo: Private

Dr. Derek Muir awarded the Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research

Dr. Derek Muir, Visiting Professor in Environmental Science at the Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry (ACES), received the $100,000 Prize at ArcticNet’s 2018 Annual Scientific meeting in Ottawa the 12th of December. Dr Derek Muir is rewarded for his major contribution to the knowledge that pollutants from industrialized areas of the world travel thousands of kilometers north to …

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Är du intresserad av utbytesstudier i Singapore 2019/20?

Ta chansen att studera i Singapore. Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten utlyser tolv terminsplatser till Nanyang Technological University i Singapore under läsåret 2019/20. Du har möjlighet att söka både en termin och ett läsår. För att vara behörig att söka platserna ska du: Vara registrerad som student vid Stockholms universitet Studera naturvetenskap Ha studerat i minst ett år Kunna tillgodoräkna dig poängen vid …

The study shows that 16 out of 31 samples from cosmetic products contained measurable concentrations of at least one PFAS. Photo: Nikita Buida/Mostphotos

Do you know what’s in your foundation?

Cosmetic products are used by many people, but not much information is given on the packaging of what they actually contain. A new study by researchers at the Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry (ACES) shows that foundation and powders contained high concentrations of PFOA and other highly fluorinated substances, besides large amounts of unidentified chemicals. The scientists have …

With the thesis Javier Zurita Perez hopes to elucidate some of the roles that chemicals can have in the environment and in close relation to human activities. Photo: Cienpies Design/Mostphotos

What are the roles and implications of amino acids?

How do amino acids relate to important concerns like toxicology and climate change? In a newly defended doctoral thesis Javier Zurita Perez at the Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry (ACES) shows how new techniques and methodologies can help in answering some important questions regarding the roles and implications of amino acids in health and the environment. Amino acids …

Eight researchers from Stockholm University are placed on the list “Highly Cited Researcher-2018” and three of them are from ACES. Photo: Clément Morin

Three ACES researchers on the Highly Cited Researchers list

In the end of November Clarivate Analytics published the annual list “Highly Cited Researcher-2018”. Three researchers from the Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry (ACES) are on the list this year. This list recognizes world-class researchers selected for their exceptional research performance, demonstrated by production of multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for …

Laboratory exercise during the course in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2016. Photo: Ulla Eriksson

Chemical education that is useful to the world

In February 2019 it’s time again: then Ulla Eriksson and Michael Strandell, both at ACES, will travel to Asia to conduct a three-week course in environmental chemistry for students, doctoral students and teachers. The aim is to increase knowledge about analytical methods and laboratory engineering – which in the long run can help strengthen society. This time, the education takes …

The pesticide chlorpyrifos is used to kill insects and worms. Photo: Mostphotos

Flaws in industry-funded pesticide evaluation

Researchers from, among others, the Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry (ACES) have examined raw data from a company-funded safety evaluation of the pesticide chlorpyrifos. They discovered an effect on the brain architecture of the exposed laboratory animals at all tested doses, which was not included in the reported conclusions. Karolinska Institutet in Sweden led this independent study, which …

Ten researchers at ACES receive funding from Formas. Photo: Clément Morin

Ten researchers at ACES receive grants from Formas

The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (Formas) has decided on approved applications for research and development projects, and, among other things, for a special call on a non-toxic environment and combination effects. Ten researchers at the Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry (ACES) receive in total over 40 million SEK. “For senior researchers, external …

The location of this year’s course: The Andøya Space Centre near Andenes, Norway. Photo: Paul Zieger

Learning new e-science tools for climate research in Norwegian Andøya

Andøya Space Centre in Northern Norway was the place for a course this autumn when 25 PhD and advanced master students from various Nordic institutions gathered to learn more about how to use e-science tools for climate research. The second 10-day course on e-science tools for climate research has successfully been held at the Andøya Space Center in northern Norway …

Five researchers at ACES, Stockholm University, receive grants from the Swedish Research Council. Photo: Hanna Hellzén Cramér

Five researchers at ACES receive grants from The Swedish Research Council

The Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) has decided on approved applications within natural and engineering sciences 2018. Stockholm University receives 44 grants, among them five grants go to researchers at the Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry (ACES). Elena Gorokhova, Professor, gets a research project grant of 2 850 000 SEK for the project “Ecological significance of hepatotoxin biodegradation: towards …

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