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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 wellcharacterized sample collections to study either the genetic basis of disease or environmental effects on biodiversity.

The Swedish Genomes Program and the Swedish Biodiversity Program have been running since 2014 with the support from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. Since then more than 40 projects have gained support through the initiative. This third call will continue to award high quality Swedish research projects access to cutting-edge sequencing technologies at a greatly reduced cost.

“We are pleased to fund national projects in human genetics and biodiversity, and expect that this will promote large collaborative projects with a strong impact on society,” says Olli Kallioniemi, Director of SciLifeLab.

“Nordic countries with national healthcare systems and long standing registries are uniquely positioned to characterize the molecular basis of disease. Similarly, this will enable high-impact discoveries in environmental research,” says Ulf Gyllensten, Scientific Director, SciLifeLab.

All applications are peer-reviewed and the granted projects receive access to sequencing infrastructure and significant funding to support the cost for sequencing reagents.