For the love of new ideas, IceLab connects researchers from different disciplines

Our Values

  • Open and welcoming

  • Collaborations without boundaries

  • Humble and curious

  • Committed to greatness

About Us


Stress Response Modeling

If you are looking for inspiration, new research ideas, or cross-disciplinary collaboration, you have come to the right place.

IceLab is an interdisciplinary hub located at Umeå University in northern Sweden. We work to break down the traditional boundaries between different scientific disciplines.

When researchers with wide-ranging backgrounds, questions and ways of thinking are brought together, they may come up with innovative ideas if conditions are favorable for generating outside-the-box thinking. To create these conditions, IceLab and its researchers, from fields as diverse as mathematics, physics, ecology, biology, plant physiology and computer science, promote events and activities where researchers from different disciplines meet to identify and discuss connections and synergies between their research projects.

IceLab scientists and collaborators are interested in a multitude of intersecting questions and ideas, linked by mathematical modeling methods.  From community detection in networks to the origins of life and beyond, our research is diverse and ever expanding in breadth.

Since 2024, IceLab is the home of Stress Response Modeling at IceLab, the Center for modeling adaptive mechanisms in living systems under stress.

Upcoming Events

IceLab Camp 2024

September 17 - September 20

Collaboration Experiments

We want to infect everyone we meet with the desire to break out of their own research boundaries.  To that end, we continually design and experiment with different types of events to promote collaborative science.


The opportunities to get involved with IceLab are numerous, from attending one of our events to joining the team. Attend an event, present at an event, join our network, pick a Master’s project, apply for a PhD or Postdoctoral Fellowship position – or come up with your own way of getting involved!

The Latest at IceLab

Open and engaging research summaries, commentaries on life in science, and experiments in collaboration are all featured in our posts.

Go to Top