SciLifeLab Linköping

SciLifeLab - a research infrastructure

SciLifeLab Linköping (Science for Life Laboratory) is a local site of the Swedish research infrastructure center SciLifeLab, with unique technologies and expert competence in health, environment, and data-driven life science. SciLifeLab is available for academic researchers in life science and other stakeholders in industry and healthcare in Sweden and internationally.

We connect scientists in strong networks, for collaborations and exchange of knowledge. Data-Driven Life Science (DDLS) is an investment for handling, storage and sharing the huge amount of data the growing technologies are generating.

SciLifeLab was founded in 2010 on commission from the government, with a strong support from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation, as a common investment in research infrastructure at the four universities Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University and Uppsala University. Since then, the center has grown nationally and during 2022 the local sites for coordination of SciLifeLab activities and research infrastructure started in Gothenburg, Linköping, Lund and Umeå. In addition, Örebro university hosts a SciLifeLab unit. Today SciLifeLab is the largest life science infrastructure in Sweden, only oriented at bioscience, medicine and environment.

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The three dimensions of SciLifeLab

A national research network

About 1500 researchers in 250 research groups at all the large universities in Sweden are connected to SciLifeLab. Through a career program about 80 young talented researchers are recruited either as SciLifeLab fellows or as WCMM fellows. They are part of a national biomedical program (NMMP) and get access to all technologies, networks, and experts at SciLifeLab.

SciLifeLab arranges seminar series, workshops, symposia, and other forums where researchers meet, exchange knowledge aiming at taking life science to higher levels.

Technology-driven infrastructure

The infrastructure at SciLifeLab consists of technology experts and equipment distributed on ten platforms covering most of the research field of life science, ranging from the atomic level up to whole ecosystems. The platforms encompass 40 separate units with specific areas, some local and some national. There are 3000 research projects per year supported by 500 experts, and the Training Hub has 4000 participants per year.

The Capabilities at SciLifeLab combines the technology in the infrastructure with experts in the three areas: Planetary Biology, Precision Medicine, and Pandemic Laboratory Preparedness.


Data-Driven Life Science

Data-Driven Life Science (DDLS) is the third dimension of SciLifeLab. It is a national research program supported by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation with 3.1 BSEK during 12 years, 2021-2032.Illustration of Data-driven Life Science.Illustration of Data-Driven Life Science.

The program involves 400 data scientists in four strategic research areas: Cell- and Molecular Biology, Precision Medicine and Diagnostics, Evolution and Biodiversity, and Epidemiology and Biology of infection. Of the 39 future research leaders planned to be recruited, four will be at Linköping University. In addition, DDLS is recruiting PhD-students and postdoctoral fellows in academia and industry. To further strengthen interdisciplinary collaborations and innovations in data-driven life science a strong computational database for free accessible data is built.

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