SciLifeLab widens its infrastructure capacity

Published: 2015-05-28


SciLifeLab strengthens its available infrastructure and offers further support to Swedish researchers with activities at universities in Gothenburg, Linköping, Lund and Umeå.

To widen the range of technologies and competences that are available for Swedish researchers within Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) the board has decided to integrate technology competences from other Swedish universities into the center. These technology laboratories will complement the current center infrastructure and will be integrated into the SciLifeLab technology platform organization.

At the SciLifeLab board meeting April 13 it was decided that six such facilities will be financed and integrated in the center as of 2016.

”The expansion of SciLifeLab with complementary technologies means that researchers from all over Sweden get access to additional technologies and competences. It also facilitates collaboration between research groups at the involved universities and strengthens Swedish research and makes it more competitive internationally”, said Göran Sandberg, Chair of the SciLifeLab board.

The board has granted financial support to the following functions:

  • Systems Biology at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg that will be integrated in the platform Bioinformatics
  • Metabolomics at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Umeå which will form a new technology platform
  • Integrative Clinical Genomics at the University of Gothenburg that will be integrated in the platform Clinical Diagnostics
  • NMR for Life (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) at the University of Gothenburg that will be integrated in the platform Structural Biology
  • Next Generation Sequencing at Lund University that will be integrated in the platform Clinical Diagnostics
  • U-READ (Unit for Rapid Engineered Antibody Development) at Lund University that will be integrated in the platform Drug Discovery and Development

The platform Bioinformatics will also be complemented with a part for systems biology at Chalmers University of Technology. The facility Bioinformatics Long-term support (WABI) also expands and complements the staff in Stockholm and Uppsala with personnel in Lund, Linköping, Gothenburg and Umeå.

Since earlier there are two facilities within SciLifeLab that belong to universities outside the host universities:

  • Mass Cytometry that operates both at the Stockholm node of SciLifeLab and at Linköping University
  • Laboratories for Chemical Biology Umeå (LCBU) at Umeå University

For more information contact:
Ina Schuppe Koistinen, ina.schuppe-koistinen@scilifelab.se