About us

The National Genomics Infrastructure (NGI) is hosted by Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab), a Swedish national center for molecular biosciences with a focus on health and environmental research. We are a part of the Genomics Platform at SciLifeLab.

NGI is one of the largest facilities at SciLifeLab both in terms of the number of projects and number of users. It provides access to technology for massively parallel sequencing and genotyping at all scales, and associated bioinformatics support to researchers based in Sweden.

NGI was launched on January 1st 2013 and originates from the Swedish Research Council RFI infrastructure SNISS. NGI follows the VR RFI guidelines for national infrastructures and, besides SciLifeLab, we are supported by the Swedish Research Council (VR) and host universities. In addition, the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has provided critical capital support for new instruments and computational infrastructure.

Our service to researchers

NGI aims to:

NGI steering group

Stefan Bertilsson

SLU (Chairman of the Steering Group)


Lund University


University of Gothenburg


Uppsala University

Castelo Branco



Stockholm University


Royal Institute of Technology


Stockholm University

Scientific Advisory Board


RIKEN, Yokohama (Japan); Technopole, Milan

Cecilia Lindgren

Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics; Big Data Institute, Oxford
(United Kingdom)


Single Cell Genomics Team, CRG Barcelona (Spain)

Janine Altmüller

Genomics Platform of the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association, Berlin (Germany)

Kjetill Jakobsen

Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, University of Oslo

Mads Albertsen

Center for Microbial Communities, Aalborg University

Principles for prioritising projects

NGI prioritises projects on scientific and technical grounds. If a project is funded through a competitive grant, then a second scientific evaluation is not required. The technical review aims to ensure that the project setup is sound. 

We take in primarily Swedish research projects. If your project aim is diagnostics, please contact the Clinical Genomics facilities of the SciLifeLab Diagnostics Development platform. We take in foreign research projects given capacity, that is if we do not have any queue in the project application.

Selected projects are prioritised on a first-come-first-served basis to the furthest extent possible. Factors that can influence the queue times are the current load, availability of engineers competent in the specific protocol, and holiday seasons. You can have a look at the current load for NGI’s Stockholm node at the status update page.

Last Updated: 22nd January 2024