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The research at SciLifeLab is performed within two main focus areas: health and environmental research. SciLifeLab gather scientists in a broad range of molecular bioscience research to facilitate networking and multidisciplinary studies. The center has a strong focus on genomics, comparative genetics, proteomics, functional biology and bioimaging.

One important aim of the research at SciLifeLab is to understand, diagnose and treat diseases like cancer, cardiovascular diseases, Alzheimer’s disease and infectious diseases. Identification of genetic risk factors, biomarkers, and molecular mechanisms behind these diseases will give opportunities for early diagnosis, personalized therapy, and identification of novel drug targets.

Another focus is an increased molecular/mechanistic understanding of microbes that can lead to new bioenergy production and new tools to monitor the Baltic Sea.

Read more about our research under Scientific highlights.

You can also read more about our research leaders and their fields under SciLifeLab Faculty.