2019-05-23, NEWS

PhD Council brings researchers of different disciplines together

At May 23, the SciLifeLab PhD Council held a symposium at Karolinska Institutet titled Building up upon blocks of knowledge. The building blocks consisted of six scientific fields the PhD Council have identified SciLifeLab being engaged in: Genomics, Synthetic Biology, Bioinformatics, Bioimaging & Molecular Structure, Drug Discovery and Proteomics. “We hope to build a bridge […]

2019-05-23, NEWS

Three new Clinical Genomics nodes

The Clinical Genomics facilities merged and became the Clinical Genomics Infrastructure May 1, 2019, adding three new nodes in addition to the previous four facility locations. The facility will have seven nodes spread across Sweden, of which three are at new locations: Linköping, Umeå and Örebro. The Clinical Genomics Infrastructure is part of the national […]

2019-05-21, NEWS

Help us shape the future range of SciLifeLab services

SciLifeLab always seeks to provide you, the research community, with access to the latest and greatest of advanced instrumentation and related expertise. We would therefore like to tap into your ideas on which services are most urgently needed to take your own research to the next level and keep Sweden at the cutting edge in […]

2019-05-20, NEWS

Dog ownership is influenced by hereditary factors

According to a new study, co-led by Tove Fall (SciLifeLab/Uppsala University), your genetic make-up greatly influence your decision to own a dog. By studying data from 35 035 twin pairs from the Swedish Twin Registry, the researchers observed that it was far more common for identical twin siblings to both own a dog than non-identical twin […]

2019-05-17, NEWS

All about Artificial Intelligence at Science Summit 2019

On May 15, over 300 participants attended the SciLifeLab Science Summit 2019 at Uppsala Konsert & Kongress. This year’s topic was Artificial Intelligence in Life Sciences and the conference highlighted both the progress already attained by using AI, and the opportunities and risks of future developments. After a few welcoming words from Olli Kallioniemi (SciLifeLab […]

2019-05-15, NEWS

10,000-year-old chewing gums uncover ancient Scandinavians’ DNA

Using the SciLifeLab National Genomics Infrastructure (NGI), a study led by Anders Götherström from Stockholm University has successfully extracted and sequenced genetic material from ancient chewing gums of birch bark pitch found on the Swedish west coast. The results reveal that the DNA came from three separate individuals living in the area around 10,000 years […]

2019-05-14, NEWS

Immune response in tuberculosis mapped

Facilitated by our recently started In situ sequencing facility at SciLifeLab, researchers were able to generate a detailed map of tuberculosis immune response in mice lungs. The findings contribute to the understanding of the disease as well as speeding up the development of new vaccine candidates. Tuberculosis is a disease caused by a bacterium called […]

2019-05-10, NEWS

Scientists discuss functional precision cancer medicine at SciLifeLab

At may 10, SciLifeLab hosted a mini-symposium in its facilities in Solna aiming to bring together scientists interested in the field of functional precision cancer medicine. Functional precision cancer medicine combines the objective of matching the right drugs to the right patients in precision medicine with a broadened toolkit of functional information. “This mini-symposium provides […]

2019-05-09, NEWS

Shedding light on mitochondria scaffolding proteins

Facilitated by SciLifeLab Advanced Light Microscopy facility (ALM), researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Germany uncovered important information about the architecture of the mitochondrial inner membrane. Mitochondria are double-membrane organelles working as cellular power plants and essential for all eukaryotic life. Their inner membranes are intricately folded so that the surface […]

2019-05-08, NEWS

Frances Arnold creates new protein catalysts

Frances Arnold, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry at the California Institute of Technology, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2018 for her work in directed evolution, making her the first American woman to ever win the prestigious prize. On May 8, she visited SciLifeLab to hold the seminar: Innovation by Evolution: […]

2019-05-06, NEWS

Matilda Ernkrans visits SciLifeLab

On May 2, Matilda Ernkrans, Minister for Higher Education and Research, visited SciLifeLab. Olli Kallioniemi, Director of SciLifeLab, co-hosted the visit together with Sigbritt Karlsson, President of KTH and Ole Petter Ottersen, President of Karolinska Institutet. Sigbritt Karlsson and Ole Petter Ottersen addressed the importance of SciLifeLab and research infrastructure within the life science sector […]

2019-05-03, NEWS

Nobel Laureate Frances Arnold visits SciLifeLab on may 8

Frances Arnold, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry at the California Institute of Technology, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2018 for her work in directed evolution, making her the first American woman to ever win the prestigious prize. Now she will visit SciLifeLab to hold the seminar: Innovation by Evolution: Bringing New Chemistry to […]

2019-05-02, NEWS

New method for protein analysis based “liquid biopsy”

Blood sample analysis or “liquid biopsy” is a good way to quickly get a general overview of a person’s health. Unfortunately, most methods currently available only detect blood proteins and are not sensitive enough to analyze the less abundant tissue leakage proteins, consisting of cellular proteins leaked from a large variety of tissues from all […]

2019-05-02, NEWS

Linking chromosome 22 to increased risk of bladder exstrophy

The bladder exstrophy‐epispadias complex (BEEC) is a malformation of the bladder and urethra in newborns. The underlying causes are still largely unknown but are thought to be genetic except for certain environmental factors. The most common genetic aberration is found on chromosome 22 in a location called 22q11.2. In a recent study, facilitated by the […]

2019-05-02, NEWS

Researching cells through colorful imaging

The Cell Profiling facility at SciLifeLab has a unique library of more than 25 000 validated antibodies, which are used to create strikingly colorful images describing the inner workings of cells. But how does the image creation work exactly, what does Head of Facility Charlotte Stadler see for the future of Cell Profiling and how […]