New organizational structure and management group
Starting in 2017, SciLifeLab launches a new simplified organizational structure. The management group (MG) now consists of the Director, Co-Director, Infrastructure Director and four Scientific Directors, involving representation of the four primary host universities. The previous Site Director positions in Uppsala and Stockholm have been replaced by four Scientific Directors (SD:s) representing the four host […]
DNA-sequencing with cell phone provides fast diagnosis
An international research team led by Mats Nilsson at Uppsala University and Stockholm University/SciLifeLab has developed a small, 3D-printed microscope that is connected to an ordinary cell phone. Using the device, physicians can diagnose diseases like cancer and tuberculosis. It is also possible to send pictures and sequencing information to physicians in other parts of […]
Pelago Bioscience and CBCS at SciLifeLab enters collaboration agreement
Pelago Bioscience AB and Chemical Biology Consortium Sweden (CBCS), the chemical biology facility at Karolinska Institutet and SciLifeLab (Science for Life Laboratory) today announced that they will collaborate to develop high throughput automated CETSA®-based Target Engagement Assays for multiple targets. The collaboration is based on expanding Pelago’s CETSA technology capabilities and will enable screening of […]
Inhibition of EZH2 protein could treat multiple myeloma
A study led by Helena Jernberg Wiklund, Uppsala University/SciLifeLab, shows how the protein EZH2 affects the development of multiple myeloma, and that inhibition of EZH2 could be used as a new strategy to treat the disease. The cancer form multiple myeloma is today incurable and it has been challenging to improve therapy. The study was published […]
Asgard archaea explains how cells became complex
In a study published in Nature, an international research group led by Thijs Ettema, Uppsala University/SciLifeLab, presents the discovery of a group of microbes called Asgard archaea. The study provides new insights in how eukaryotic organisms gradually evolved from simpler microbial ancestors. “These organisms are our closest microbial relatives, and we know next to nothing […]
Welcome Mikael Sellin, our newest SciLifeLab fellow!
He is a cell biologist who did his Post Doc in a microbiology lab. Now he hopes to help fighting emerging bacterial disease, using new models for microbial gut infections. Mikael Sellin is a SciLifeLab fellow since December 2016. “When you hear clinicians talk about antibiotic resistance it gives you chills down your spine, that […]
Lena Claesson-Welsh is Cancer researcher of the year
SciLifeLab’s Co-Director Lena Claesson-Welsh has been named Cancer researcher of the year (Årets cancerforskare) by Cancerfonden and receives 6 million SEK during three years. “It feels amazing to be named Cancer researcher of the year by Cancerfonden. My research team is trying to understand how blood vessels in tumors are regulated which in turn hopefully will […]
24 million SEK to SciLifeLab fellows
Two SciLifeLab Fellows: Alexey Amunts and Kristina Jonas, have received grants from the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) within their program for young researchers (Framtidens Forskningsledare).