2017-05-24, NEWS

New BLISS technique – one step closer to genome editing in living organisms

To be able to edit DNA in living organisms would provide significant opportunities for advances in medicine, as well as agricultural biology. The CRISPR-based tool is a promising approach, which has now progressed further as Nicola Crosetto (Karolinska Institutet/SciLifeLab) and his colleagues present the novel BLISS method for identifying DNA double-strand breaks in tissues. The […]

2017-05-22, NEWS

Proteins stay intact in dried blood samples

A drop of blood on filter paper, allowed to dry and kept until diagnosis – a considerably easier option than the present-day, resource-consuming method using frozen blood samples in plastic tubes. This current study from Uppsala university/SciLifeLab have successfully measured 92 different proteins in millimetre-sized circles punched out of dried samples. The results opens new doors for health care as resources can […]

2017-05-18, NEWS

First issue of Synergy magazine available

The first issue of Synergy magazine is now available. It is a biannual publication highlighting research enabled by SciLifeLab infrastructure services – and the scientists behind it. Click here to read the magazine online (Swedish or English) or order your own copy or subscribe at no cost.

2017-05-18, NEWS

Siv Andersson new Co-Director for SciLifeLab

Siv Andersson, professor of molecular evolution at Uppsala University, has been appointed Co-Director of SciLifeLab by the SciLifeLab national board. She will start her duties in the SciLifeLab management group by July 1st, when Lena Claesson-Welsh is stepping down from the Co-Director position. Currently, Siv Andersson is Facility Director at Bioinformatics Long-term Support (WABI) and a SciLifeLab […]

2017-05-12, NEWS

First subcellular map of proteins gives new insights in human biology

The first analysis of how proteins are arranged in a cell reveals that a large portion of human proteins can be found in more than one location in a given cell. The study, published in Science, was led by Emma Lundberg, KTH/SciLifeLab and responsible for the High Content Microscopy facility at SciLifeLab. Using the Sweden-based […]

2017-05-09, NEWS

Time- and cost effective monitoring of the Baltic Sea with DNA sequencing

DNA sequencing technology is developing fast and as a result more applications arise. The smallest sequencing instruments today corresponds to the size of a cellphone, as does their price tag. Anders Andersson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology/SciLifeLab and his colleagues are using the technology to monitor the aquatic environment of the Baltic Sea. “We use […]

2017-05-03, NEWS

A picture is worth a thousand words

On May 3, about 300 researchers participated during SciLifeLab Science Summit – Imaging the Complexity of Life. The day offered presentations, art exhibition and ample mingle opportunities.   This year’s SciLifeLab Science Summit focused on the impact of bioimaging, Whether on atomic or tissue level. Movements within the cell Both national and international speakers lined […]