2017-04-24, NEWS

New supercomputers will strengthen important research

Today the two supercomputers Bianca and Rackham are inaugurated at Uppsala University. Bianca, that will store data from human samples, will be available for researchers at SciLifeLab and their partners via SNIC through the National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden (NBIS) platform at SciLifeLab. “These new compute and storage resources will enable SciLifeLab researchers to carry out complex […]

2017-04-20, PRESS

SciLifeLab offers funding for national genomics studies

SciLifeLab welcomes applications for Swedish research projects based on next generation DNA sequencing. In total, this third call will provide 30 million SEK in support for sequence analysis of unique and well-characterized sample collections to study either the genetic basis of disease or environmental effects on biodiversity. The Swedish Genomes Program and the Swedish Biodiversity […]

2017-04-19, NEWS

New study reveals how some chickens got striped feathers

Birds show an amazing diversity in plumage color and patterning. But what are the genetic mechanisms creating such patterns? In a new study published in PLOS Genetics, led by Leif Andersson, Uppsala University/SciLifeLab, Swedish and French researchers report that two independent mutations are required to explain the development of the sex-linked barring pattern in chicken. […]

2017-04-19, NEWS

Ingvar Carlsson Award to Mikael Sellin

SciLifeLab Fellow Mikael Sellin, Uppsala University, is one of twelve young researchers who receives the Ingvar Carlsson Award 2017. The grant is awarded by The Foundation for Strategic Research, SSF, and gives each researcher 4 million SEK and a personal grant of 60 000 SEK as well as participation in a leadership program. Mikael Sellin gets […]

2017-04-06, NEWS

Genes key to killer bee’s success

In a new study, researchers led by Mathew Webster, Uppsala University/SciLifeLab, sequenced the genomes of Africanized bees that have invaded large parts of the world to find out what makes them so extraordinarily successful. One particular region in the genome caught the researchers’ attention and the genes found there could be part of the explanation […]

2017-04-04, NEWS

The genetic basis for timing of reproduction in the Atlantic herring revealed

Animals need to breed at the time of year when their progeny have the best chance of survival. In a study published today in PNAS, scientists in Sweden and Canada, led by Leif Andersson at Uppsala University/SciLifeLab, have studied the genetic basis of reproduction in 25 populations of herring from both sides of the North […]