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 Marju Orho-Melander

Lund University (Chair)

Assoc. Prof Pelin Sahlén

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Alternate: Stefania Giacomello

Stefan Bertilsson


Alternate: Laura Grenville Briggs Didumus

Assoc. Prof
Åsa Johansson

Uppsala University

Alternate: Niklas Dahl

Assoc. Prof Gonçalo Castelo-Branco

Karolinska Institute

Alternate: Maja Jagodic

Elisabet Carlsohn

Gothenburg University

Alternate: Erik Larsson Lekholm

Assoc. Prof
Marc Friedlander

Stockholm University

Alternate: Mats Nilsson

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.

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