SciLifeLab and EMBL in collaboration
SciLifeLab and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), one of the world’s leading research institutions, and Europe’s flagship laboratory for life sciences, have intensified collaboration between the two organizations under a joint Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). EMBL and SciLifeLab share the same overarching goals to advance science for the benefit of healthcare, biodiversity, the environment and many other fields.
As some of the most pressing challenges biological research is facing today are global, effective solutions to improve planetary and human health require scientists working together across countries and disciplines. The MoU declares a joint ambition to stimulate mutually beneficial scientific and academic exchange and collaboration in various areas of life science research in order to ensure greater connectivity, availability of scientific data, use of shared key technologies and circulation of talent.
Next we are looking into SciLifeLab/EMBL collaborations concerning Data science and Data management.
May 15/16 2023 in Uppsala Sweden.
Five work streams/areas for bilateral groupings (SciLifeLab-EMBL) have been defined:
1. Internal & external training & support, training scientist at all levels, training biologists
2. Integrated data management (life cycle of biological data) &
Scientific workflow sharing (‘to prevent need of re-invention’)
3. AI (how to further foster)
4. Provision of public data services – computational tools
5. Technical infrastructure – computational solutions
In addition two biological themes, Human data and Imaging, have been selected to focus the discussion of data development and management in these areas.
The workshop included talks on a broad set of themes including:
*Biodiversity genomics and reference genome sequencing
*Ecology and evolution
*Biogeochemistry & ecosystems
*Data driven planetary biology
Scientific committee SciLifeLab: Stefan Bertilsson (SLU) and Olga Vinnere Pettersson (Uppsala University), also appointed Scientific leads for the SciLifeLab Planetary Biology capability.
Read about the EMBL Planetary Biology transversal theme. Unravelling genetic and environmental influences in biomes and ecosystems to understand biological processes and improve planetary health.
Watch the webinar from May 31, 2021, that highlight the launch of the intensified collaboration between the organisations under the joint Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
The MoU declares a joint ambition to stimulate mutually beneficial scientific and academic exchange and collaboration in various areas of life science research in order to ensure greater connectivity, availability of scientific data, use of shared key technologies and circulation of talent. Specific topics of research interest have been identified based on already existing ties and may be jointly developed in the future.