The Swedish Research Council has decided on the applications to be awarded grants within the call Research infrastructure of national interest and SciLifeLab Units Chemical Biology Consortium Sweden (CBCS), Swedish NMR Centre and Ancient DNA are all part of granted applications. The VR funding will be used for coordination, development, construction or upgrading of the research infrastructures.
“SwedNMR, of which Swedish NMR Centre is a partner, will provide open access to state-of-the-art instrumentation and groundbreaking support to Swedish researchers in the fast-developing NMR field”, says Göran Karlsson, Director for the Swedish NMR Centre GU node at SciLifeLab.”
“The CBCS has been operational for more than 10 years and it is fantastic to now have the possibility to strengthen the platform and continue supporting Swedish research groups at an increased capacity. The funding will on top of strengthening the core chemical biology services at Karolinska Institutet and Umeå University also establish new geographical nodes in Linköping, Uppsala, Lund and Gothenburg. We will also be able to expand our repertoire of services, such as small molecule screening in BSL3 labs (coordinated with central SciLifeLab efforts), screening ion channels and support functional precision medicine with large scale drug profiling in patient derived material”, says Anna-Lena Gustavsson, Head of the CBCS Unit at KI
“The purpose of the new SveDigArk infrastructure, of which the Ancient DNA unit is a partner, is to combine many different types of investigations, including ancient DNA analysis, and link to raw data. This is important to enable new, interdisciplinary research in archaeology and to make it easier for archaeologists and other researchers to make results and data available according to FAIR principles”, says Magnus Lundgren, Head of the SciLifeLab Ancient DNA Unit.
The total grant amount for 2022–2027 is 1.3 billion SEK.