SciLifeLab is a national resource for molecular biosciences. As such, collaboration is at the heart of our operations and we offer access to advanced technologies and services for all sectors, ranging from academic research groups, health care providers, industry, governmental authorities, teachers and students throughout Sweden. 

SciLifeLab today comprises more than 40 infrastructure units, and a research community of more than 1000 people distributed across Sweden. The latest technologies combined with the scientific expertise available within SciLifeLab provide a unique environment for research in the fields of biomedicine and environment. 

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The SciLifeLab External Relations Office serves to build stronger ties with industrial, health care, and international research communities, acknowledging the importance of multisectorial collaboration when addressing complex questions of modern Life Science. 

We see a growing interest and great potential in expanding our collaborations to fully utilize SciLifeLab as an infrastructure promoting not only excellent science, but also innovation and increased value, economic growth, and societal benefit. 

We work to facilitate interactions between relevant partners and serve both internal and external stakeholders. We are always happy to discuss how we can guide you or work together with your organization, please feel free to get in touch. Contact details available below.

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Academic collaboration, industry/academia collaborations, drop-in sessions to discuss you project, innovation coaching, technology development projects and infrastructure service are some examples of how to interact and make use of the SciLifeLab offerings. The research infrastructures are available for academia, health care and industry. With more than 40 different units and state of the art technology there is an amazing set of tools obtainable. Availability, access mode and prize differ between units and depends on the specific requested project or experiment to be performed. Explore the range of technology we offer and make enquiries by visiting the separate platform or unit of interest.

Focus areas and examples

Examples of national and international initiatives where SciLifeLab is involved

Beyond 1 Million Genomes (B1MG)

The Beyond 1 Million Genomes (B1MG) project is helping to create a network of genetic and clinical data across Europe.


A central repository of digital pathology slides to boost the development of artificial intelligence

Biodiversity Genomics Europe (BGE)

The Biodiversity Genomics Europe (BGE) project has the overriding aim of accelerating the use of genomic science to enhance understanding of biodiversity, monitor biodiversity change, and guide interventions to address its decline.


canSERV is an EU-funded project under the Horizon Europe programme that provides cutting edge, interdisciplinary and customised oncology services across the entire cancer continuum.

Coronavirus Variants Rapid Response Network (CoVaRR-Net)

CoVaRR-Net, is a network of interdisciplinary researchers from institutions across the country created to assist in the Government of Canada’s overall strategy to address the potential threat of emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants.


EATRIS is the European infrastructure for translational medicine. It brings together resources and services for research communities to translate scientific discoveries into benefits for patients.

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) 

ELIXIR unites Europe’s leading life science organisations in managing and safeguarding the increasing volume of data being generated by publicly funded research.


EMBL and SciLifeLab share the same overarching goals to advance science for the benefit of healthcare, biodiversity and the environment.


EU-OPENSCREEN is a not-for-profit European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) for chemical biology and early drug discovery.

The European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases (EJP RD)

The European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases (EJP RD) is a programme aiming to create an effective rare diseases research ecosystem for progress, innovation and for the benefit of everyone with a rare disease. 

EUCAIM (European Cancer Imaging)

The European Cancer Imaging Initiative will unlock the power of imaging and Artificial Intelligence for the benefit of cancer patients, clinicians and researchers.

European Genomic Data Infrastructure (GDI)

The Genomic Data Infrastructure (GDI) project is enabling access to genomic and related phenotypic and clinical data across Europe. It is doing this by establishing a federated, sustainable and secure infrastructure to access the data.

For efficient and sustainable use of health data through the integration of the DIGITAL projects in Sweden

With purpose to find synergies and broad national coordination and effective participation from Sweden in the four EU funded health data projects in the European DIGITAL effort.

Genomic Medicine Sweden (GMS)

GMS brings together clinicians, researchers, industry, and patient organizations with the goals of implementing precision medicine in healthcare and conducting cutting-edge research and development.


PHENET – Tools and methods for extended plant PHENotyping and EnviroTyping services of European Research Infrastructures.


RIKEN is Japan’s largest comprehensive research institution and the collaboration includes joint annual RIKEN-SciLifeLab symposia alternating between the sites since 2014, research collaborations and visits. Each symposium of the series is centered on one specific topic. Topic 2022-Preparing for the next pandemic.

SciLifeLab Capabilities

SciLifeLab’s capabilities combine infrastructure technology with expertise on Planetary Biology, Precision Medicine, and Pandemic Laboratory Preparedness.

TEF-Health consortium, EU, Swedish node

The Science and SciLifeLab Prize

The Science and SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists is an initiative rewarding scientists at an early stage of their careers.


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Last updated: 2023-09-12

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