The new centre, Science for Life Laboratory, will be a hub of research in life sciences throughout Sweden. Researchers will use new, large-scale methods to analyse biological material. For example, they will examine blood and tissue specimens available in the unique Swedish biobanks. The aim is to discover medical applications, but also to expand the foundation of knowledge in life sciences.
Higher Education Institution: Uppsala University
Title/Research Environment: Centre for Medical Genomics and Proteomics
Vice-Chancellor: Anders Hallberg
Contact Persons: Ulf Landegren
Collaborating Researchers: Kerstin Lindblad-Toh, Ulf Landegren, Ann-Christine Syvänen, Leif Andersson, Hans Ellegren, Johan Elf, Carl-Henrik Heldin, Agneta Siegbahn, Marta Alarcon-Riquelme, Lars Lannfeldt
New technology makes it possible to study DNA sequences in genes on a large scale. Also, newer, advanced methods will become available to enable studies of proteins in the body. The Centre for Medical Genomics and Proteomics will use the new technologies to investigate the causes of common diseases at the molecular level. Researchers will use data on house pets in relation to common diseases. They will also use material from biobanks that contain blood and cell samples from people with various diseases. The research will focus on four important disease areas: cancer, cardiovascular diseases, autoimmune diseases, and neurodegenerative disorders.