The Stockholm site
SciLifeLab Stockholm has been formed jointly by the three Stockholm universities, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Karolinska Institutet (KI) and Stockholm University (SU), and thus combines the profiles and strengths of these three universities. Academic research as well as the Swedish health care system and the Swedish Life Science industry will benefit through active collaboration, access to advanced tools and active programs for knowledge transfer. The goal is to achieve a critical mass for large-scale life sciences and translational medicine research.
SciLifeLab aims to create a center for large-scale life sciences with an advanced technological infrastructure. The focus is on performing multidisciplinary research involving high throughput DNA sequencing, analysis of gene expression, protein profiling, cellular profiling, functional biology, advanced bioinformatics, biostatistics and systems biology. SciLifeLab is aimed at enabling researchers to carry out extensive and comprehensive analysis of genes, transcripts and proteins in humans and relevant microbes, such as viruses and bacteria. This data is then used to cast light on the complex interplay between different molecular components in living cells, tissues and organs related to human diseases and to understand more about microorganisms and their role in environmental science.
Bioinformatics and systems biology will be very important for the center. To date, 40% of the personnel work in this field, providing users the possibility to get support or new collaborations within advanced bioinformatics and statistics, computational biology and systems biology.
Complementing the SciLifeLab platforms, a satellite platform focused on Functional genomics is situated at Karolinska Institutet Novum (Huddinge). More information about this platform is provided by the Karolinska High Throughput Center (KHTC) (headed by Prof. Jussi Taipale), the Mutation Analysis Facility (MAF) (headed by Prof. Juha Kere) and the Bioinformatics and Expression Analysis Facility (BEA) (headed by Prof. Karin Dahlman-Wright).
The GE Healthcare DemoLab provides the opportunity for scientists to use GE Healthcare´s instruments in collaborative projects to drive innovations in life sciences. The lab is equipped with cutting edge technologies, such as ÄKTA™, ImageQuant™, Typhoon™, Biacore™, MicroCal™ and IN Cell Analyzer. More information and contact details can be found here.
The SciLifeLab Stockholm Annual report 2011 can be found here.