Matilda Ernkrans visits SciLifeLab
On May 2, Matilda Ernkrans, Minister for Higher Education and Research, visited SciLifeLab. Olli Kallioniemi, Director of SciLifeLab, co-hosted the visit together with Sigbritt Karlsson, President of KTH and Ole Petter Ottersen, President of Karolinska Institutet.
Sigbritt Karlsson and Ole Petter Ottersen addressed the importance of SciLifeLab and research infrastructure within the life science sector for the universities. Olli Kallioniemi presented an overview of SciLifeLab.
“It is extremely important that the Minister hears firsthand about the past and present of SciLifeLab as well as our future plans and opportunities. Without the visit and discussions on site and in person, it would be difficult to understand the many aspects that constitute the SciLifeLab community, and the impact of SciLifeLab on science and society”, says Olli Kallioniemi.
The delegation then visited the Clinical Genomics facility, where Facility Director Valtteri Wirta talked about the possibilities of genomic diagnostics and genomic medicine, and their work with providing a dedicated research infrastructure to projects that need to utilize next generation sequencing technologies.