The Swedish Research Council has awarded KTH Royal Swedish Institute for Technology the continued hosting of three new research infrastructures of national interest and partnerships in seven others.
A research infrastructure offers academia, industry, and other actors the opportunity to meet, develop skills, and create new synergies and collaborations. Research infrastructures also contribute to the development of new generations of researchers.
The three hosted infrastructures are as follows:
National Microscopy Infrastructure (NMI) is an infrastructure for microscopy in life sciences, coordinated by KTH with Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Umeå Universities. NMI provides open access to state-of-the-art equipment and expert competence in microscopy and coordinates the participation in international imaging infrastructures (EuroBioImaging-ERIC and BNMI).
NMI contact person is Hjalmar Brismar.
KTH also leads the National Genomics Infrastructure (NGI) in collaboration with Uppsala University, Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University. NGI provides access to technology and computational tools for massively parallel/next generation DNA sequencing, genotyping and associated bioinformatics support. The platform is hosted at the Science for Life Laboratory in Stockholm.
Contact person: Tuuli Lappalainen.
The third infrastructure comprises A Toroidal LHC Apparatus (ATLAS) / A Large Ion Collider Experiment (ALICE). High-energy physics research has been performed at accelerator infrastructures for almost 70 years. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN is the global centre for particle physics and the LHC is the only infrastructure in the world where Swedish particle physics groups can explore the high-energy frontier. The ALICE and ATLAS experiments are separate infrastructures designed, built, and operated by large international collaborations formed by research groups worldwide.
Contact person: Jonas Strandberg.
In addition to the hosting of three infrastructures, KTH is also partner in seven others:
- Accelerator based Ion Technology Centre with Uppsala University, KTH and Linköping University.
- Språkbanken, coordinated by the University of Gothenburg.
- HUMINFRA, coordinated by Lund university.
- Fusion och EUROfusion (InfraFusion with Uppsala university and Chalmers).
- MyFab with Uppsala university och Chalmers.
- National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden (NBIS) with SciLifeLab.
- Swedish Biodiversity Data Infrastructure (SBDI) with the Swedish Museum of Natural History, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, the Karolinska Institute, Linnaeus University, Lund University, Stockholm University, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, Umeå University, University of Gothenburg, and Uppsala University.
The Swedish Research Council awarded a total of 21 grants. This amounts to 965 million SEK for the period 2024 to 2028.
This article was first published on 1 November by KTH.