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

Contact and more information

Read more about the call and how to apply at:

For questions and more information about this initiative please contact:
Sverker Lundin, Coordinator National Projects

For general information about the national projects and how to apply please contact:


SciLifeLab is a national infrastructure center for large-scale bioscience research.
The center combines advanced technical knowhow and state of the art equipment
with a broad knowledge in translational medicine and molecular bioscience.
The National Projects initiative consists of the Swedish Genomes Program and the
Swedish Biodiversity Program. Both programs are based on massively parallel
sequencing using the National Genomics Infrastructure (NGI) at SciLifeLab, and
allow Swedish scientists to carry out internationally competitive research.

Within the Swedish Genomes Program a reference database of genetic variation in
Sweden has been established and is be available for comparison in genetic disease

The Swedish Biodiversity Program aims to target biodiversity of bacteria, viruses,
archaea and eukaryotes and combinations thereof to promote large research
projects aiming to uncover and understand genomic variability in nature by use of
massively parallel sequencing and microbial single cell analysis.