One of U-Share’s goals is to stimulate research collaboration between the universities e.g. by increasing mobility, and creating and encouraging network activities. To this end we offer administrative and financial support for arranging workshops or small meetings with researchers from both universities.
Contact the project coordinators for more information.
On-going collaborative research
Through U-Share, four projects, two at SLU and two at UU, have been granted funding. The projects involve a principal investigator at one university and a postdoc with a PhD degree from the other.
Read more about the U-Share-funded collaboration projects
In addition, there are several on-going projects, in different research fields, were UU and SLU researchers work together. In the field of animal genetics there is an extensive collaboration e.g. in the Dog Genetics group. A collaborative project that was recently funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation aims to investigate how mast cells can be used as future targets for asthma therapy and diagnosis. Other collaborations include projects on diabetes in animals and humans, on the gut microbiome, and on antibiotic use and resistance.
Here you can find a list of on-going collaborative projects.
The dog genetics group has been collaborating for more than ten years. Their aim is to increase the knowledge about genetic diseases that occur in both humans and dogs.
More efficient asthma therapy
The group is world leading in research on mast cells and their proteases and the project focuses on determining if asthma can be treated by affecting the proteases.
UU and SLU researchers are also part of established networks such as One Health Sweden, Center for Reproductive Biology (CRU) and Asthma and Allergy Research Centre in Uppsala (ARCUS).