NGI during Covid-19 outbreak

NGI is still up and running during the Covid-19 pandemic, but we are experiencing some limitations in terms of personnel and key reagents. Each NGI node is following its respective host university recommendations and will continue operation until further notice.

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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

Prof <strong>Marju Orho-Melander</strong>
Prof Marju Orho-Melander

Lund University (Chair)

Prof <strong>Kajsa Paulsson</strong>
Prof Kajsa Paulsson

Lund University

Prof <strong>Erik Johansson</strong>
Prof Erik Johansson

Umeå University

Prof <strong>Erik Larsson Lekholm</strong>
Prof Erik Larsson Lekholm

Gothenburg University

Prof <strong>Cecilia Williams</strong>
Prof Cecilia Williams

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Assoc. Prof <strong>Gonçalo Castelo-Branco</strong>
Assoc. Prof Gonçalo Castelo-Branco

Karolinska Institutet

Prof <strong>Niklas Dahl</strong>
Prof Niklas Dahl

Uppsala University

Principles for project prioritization

NGI does project prioritization based on scientific and technical basis. If the project is funded through a competitive grant, then a second scientific evaluation is not required. The technical review aims to ensure 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 prioritized 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.