In the beginning of 2014, SciLifeLab will welcome applications for the Swedish 1,000 Genomes and the Swedish Biodiversity programs. These two national programs, which will run throughout 2014 and 2015, are based on massively parallel sequencing using the National Genomics Infrastructure and will allow Swedish scientists to carry out internationally competitive research.

Granted projects will receive free of charge access to instrumentation and basic
bioinformatics support as well as a 50-100% funding of sequencing reagents. The first program seeks to identify genetic causes of diseases through whole genome sequencing. It is also aimed at establishing a Sweden-wide reference database that covers genetic variation in the Swedish population and reflects its genetic structure. The second program targets biodiversity of bacteria, viruses, archaea and eukaryotes and combinations thereof.
The call is planned to open in the February.

For more information, please visit or contact
Karin Dahlman-Wright,
Karin Forsberg-Nilsson,
Mats Nilsson,

Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) is a national center for molecular
biosciences with focus on health and environmental research. The center
combines frontline technical expertise with advanced knowledge of translational
medicine and molecular bioscience. SciLifeLab is a national resource and a
collaboration between four universities: Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute
of Technology, Stockholm University and Uppsala University. SciLifeLab also hosts
the National Genomics Infrastructure (NGI), which offers large-scale DNA
sequence data generation and analysis.