About us

Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab, is a national center for molecular biosciences with focus on health and environmental research. SciLifeLab is a national resource and a collaboration between four universities: Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University and Uppsala University.

The center combines frontline technical expertise with advanced knowledge of translational medicine and molecular bioscience. Researchers from all of Sweden can use both the technology and the know-how that is present at SciLifeLab to subsidized fees. Users from commercial companies pay the full costs of the analyses performed.

Please see our infrastructure services to read more about what we offer. We also aim to build a strong research community around SciLifeLab through education and collaborative exchange.

Users of technologies and expertise provided by SciLifeLab are found within academia, industry, authorities and healthcare. SciLifeLab also encourages partnerships and mediates collaborations between players in the life science sector. More information about our on-going collaborations can be found here.



To be a national hub for molecular life sciences.

Short facts

  • The infrastructure at SciLifeLab includes state-of-the-art technologies for high-throughput molecular biosciences.
  • SciLifeLab is a joint effort between four Swedish universities, but serves as a national resource for all of Sweden.
  • SciLifeLab was established in 2010, with support from the Swedish government.
  • The government entrusted SciLifeLab with the assignment to be a national resource 2013.
  • SciLifeLab is situated at two nodes: Stockholm and Uppsala.
  • More than 150 research groups are associated with the center.

Learn more about SciLifeLab

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