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National Sequencing Projects


National Sequencing Projects

There has been dramatic technological advancements within genomics in recent years. New discoveries are constantly being made and Swedish research is in a unique position to contribute to the understanding of disease and our environment.

With support from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation SciLifeLab has launched a national sequencing project initiative that serves to support and advance large-scale genomic research in Sweden. The initiative aims to propel new initiatives in the life science sector with a focus on whole genome sequencing and biodiversity.

To achieve this, SciLifeLab invites researchers across Sweden to apply for funding to conduct sequencing projects. The applications are reviewed by a panel of experts and the projects are granted funding by the national board of SciLifeLab.

The projects are sequenced at the National Genomics Infrastructure (NGI) hosted at SciLifeLab. NGI provides support and access to the latest technologies for massively parallel DNA sequencing as well as standardized analysis pipelines. In addition to NGI, the Microbial Single Cell Genomics facility, the National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden and the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing are also engaged to support the projects and the community to take advantage of the new opportunities.

The national sequencing project initiative is divided into two programs:

SciLifeLab accepts applications to the programs through open calls for proposals and the first, second and third call have been completed.


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The national sequencing projects initiative has been made possible through support from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.