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2020-04-01, NEWS

A new atlas of human metabolism

The new Metabolic Atlas, which is part of the Human Protein Atlas (HPA), was recently described in Science Signaling. The map enables exploration of the human metabolism and is the most extensive metabolism map to date. Within the hundreds of new interactive 2D and 3D maps, information about thousands of reactions, compounds and human metabolism […]

2020-04-01, NEWS

Evolutionary genetics of canine corona virus in Swedish dogs

Enabled by the SciLifeLab National Genomics Infrastructure (NGI), researchers have investigated Canine respiratory coronavirus (CRCoV) in Swedish dogs. CRCoV is the main cause of upper respiratory infection in dogs in Sweden but the understanding of its global prevalence, pathology, and genetic characteristics is still dim. In a recent study, enabled by the SciLifeLab National Genomics […]

2020-03-31, NEWS

SciLifeLab researcher Johan Elf receives an ERC Advanced Grant

Today, the Swedish Research Council announced that Johan Elf (SciLifeLab/Uppsala University), is awarded an ERC Advanced Grant. He is one of 185 researchers who receives the grant, whereof only six are working in Sweden. The researchers will share a total amount of 450 million Euro. “I am very happy that we can start this exciting and […]

2020-03-31, NEWS

Large number of submissions to SciLifeLab COVID-19 call

The SciLifeLab Open Call for COVID-19-related Proposals is now closed. We have received an astonishing 285 submissions and will now commence the process of evaluating the proposals, identifying synergies and deciding which initiatives to support through this funding. Additional updates regarding the call will follow as information becomes available.

2020-03-26, NEWS

Cancer cells makes themselves vulnerable to new drugs

Researchers from SciLifeLab and Uppsala University have discovered a way to use the rapid mutation rate in cancer cells as a weapon against tumours. A new substance has shown promising results in both animal and human cancer cells. The results are published in Nature Communications. Normally cancer cells quickly alter their DNA, making them hard […]

2020-03-26, NEWS

Revealing new mechanisms of STAT3 inhibition

Facilitated by the SciLifeLab Chemical Biology Consortium Sweden (CBCS), researchers from Sweden and Canada have identified novel ways to inhibit STAT3 activity in cancer cells while revealing new mechanistic understanding of STAT3 biology. Transcription factor STAT3 plays an important role during cancer development and progression and has, because of this, become a popular target for […]

2020-03-25, NEWS

SciLifeLabs handlingsplan för COVID-19 lanserad – med utlysning till forskarsamhället / SciLifeLab COVID-19 Action Plan launched with open call to the research community

[Swe] Vilka steg tar SciLifeLab i kampen mot coronaviruset? De kan delas in i två huvuddelar – fokuserade på att testa och analysera SARS-Cov-2-viruset, och att bekämpa coronapandemin – som presenteras i den nyligen lanserade handlingsplanen. [Eng] What steps are SciLifeLab taking in the battle against the corona virus? They can be divided into two main parts – focused on testing the SARS-Cov-2 virus and combating the corona pandemic – which are presented in the newly launched Action Plan.

2020-03-23, PRESS

SciLifeLab bidrar till uppskalning av diagnostisering och analys av COVID-19

Igår, den 22 mars 2020, meddelande Knut och Alice Wallenbergs Stiftelse att de omgående anslår 50 miljoner kronor till akademiska laboratorier på SciLifeLab, Karolinska Institutet och Uppsala universitet för att bistå i sjukvårdens uppskalning av provtagning avseende coronavirussjukdomen COVID-19. ”SciLifeLab:s forskare vill och är redo att bidra i arbetet med den pågående COVID-19-pandemin på flera olika vis, både på kort sikt och längre fram.”

2020-03-20, NEWS

SciLifeLab infrastructure facilities prioritize COVID-19 projects

SciLifeLab service facilities are now encouraged to prioritize projects regarding COVID-19. As a national, government-funded research infrastructure in Sweden, SciLifeLab can make advanced technologies and expertise available to support researchers working on COVID-19. As always, feasibility and quality are key when our facilities approve applications for service. Are you conducting a COVID-19 project and unsure of which infrastructure […]

2020-03-19, NEWS

DNA from 1/3 of the Baltic Sea plankton catalogued

An international collaboration, led by Anders Andersson (SciLifeLab/KTH), has assembled the genomes of hundreds of bacterioplankton species from the Baltic Sea. In the study, published in Communications Biology, the researchers show that by having this large number of genomes from the same ecosystem, the ecological niche of individual species can be predicted directly from their […]

2020-03-16, NEWS

SciLifeLab releases 10-year strategy: Strong focus on technology- and data-driven life science

Ten years has passed since SciLifeLab was first launched and the importance of life science to all aspects of human life and society is ever so evident – not least from the ongoing pandemic crisis. SciLifeLab’s new Roadmap for the decade ahead pinpoints how our research infrastructure can be advanced and leveraged in creating multidisciplinary, […]

2020-03-11, NEWS

Cryo-EM reveals unexpected diversity of Photosystems

Researchers from SciLifeLab have reconstructed the atomic models of new forms of Photosystem I in collaboration with scientists from Tsinghua University (China) and Tel Aviv University (Israel). The studies, published in two Nature Plants articles, expand on the fundamental understanding of how bioenergetic complexes are assembled and regulated in the photosynthetic membranes of cyanobacteria and […]