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SciLifeLab Site Umeå / KBC Infrastructure Seminar Series

We are running a fortnightly SciLifeLab Site Umeå / KBC Infrastructure Seminar Series. The seminar series will be held in Glasburen KBC and online attendance is available via Zoom.

Upcoming Seminars (registration open)

Upcoming seminars spring 2022

Biomass Technology Centre (BTC), SLU
7 June 12:00-13:00

  • Presenter:
  • More information about the infrastructure: Homepage
  • Registration:
    To register your physical attendance and reserve your free sandwich, please go to the Registration Link: TBA
  • Physical Attendance:
    Glasburen seminar room
    Chemical Biological Centre (KBC) Building
    Umeå University
  • Online Attendance:
    You can join the seminar on Zoom:

Past Seminars


  • Presenter:
    Kristina BenevidesProject coordinator, National Genomics Infrastructure (NGI), SciLifeLab, and research engineer in bioinformatics and sequencing, UPSC Bioinformatics Facility, Department of Plant Physiology, Umeå University
  • More information about the National Genomics Infrastructure (NGI): Homepage.
  • Date: 24 May 2022

Seminar description: Got samples? We’ve got the sequencing! NGI is one of the largest platforms at SciLifeLab and provides both established and cutting-edge genomics technologies to diverse user groups across Sweden and internationally. There’s a wide range of applications as NGI is equipped with both short- and long read technologies, as well as SNP genotyping- and DNA methylation arrays. The platform assists users in project design, data generation, analysis and management of data in order to support genomics research in all subject areas.

Prepare for your next (generation) sequencing experiment as we’ll get into the nitty-gritty of some different methods, sample types and requirements.

National NMR Infrastructure at KBC. What can we do for you?

  • Presenters:
    Gerhard Gröbner, Platform Director, Professor, Department of Chemistry, and
    Jürgen Schleucher
    , Platform Director, Professor, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics
  • More information about the infrastructureHomepage
  • Date: 10 May 2022, 12:00-13:00

Seminar description:
The KBC based central NMR facility provides access to one of the most powerful liquid and solid-state NMR infrastructures in the Nordic countries and expertise for all researchers in the KBC and Campus environment. The facility serves large user groups spanning a remarkably wide range of fields, such as materials science, chemical biology, organic synthesis, structural biology, plant- and environmental sciences, biogeochemistry and medical metabolomics. Local researchers profit strongly from the facility’s status as a national infrastructure and different structural biology facilities and expertise (“Integrated Structure Biology”) at UMU. Fragment-based screening is also offered as national support in collaboration with CBCS/LCBU, including comprehensive substance libraries. The facility is also closely linked to large research initiatives at the campus such as MIMS, UCMP, Bio4Energy, UPSC, the Swedish Metabolomics Center (SMC) and with SLU through collaborations and by offering service.

Activities: if required, a short guided tour to the NMR facility and drop-in discussions with NMR people about potential projects could be organised after the seminar.

Measuring metabolites, the building blocks of biology

The presentation will give an introduction to metabolomics, and small molecule analysis by mass spectrometry. We will present our different services and also give examples of different research projects in which SMC has been involved.

  • Presenter: Annika Johansson, Head of Facility, Swedish Metabolomics Centre, research coordinator at the Department of Plant Physiology, Umeå Plant Science Centre
  • More information about the Swedish Metabolomics Centre (SMC)Homepage
  • Date: 26 April 2022, 12:00-13:00

Unbiased characterization of cells using the single-cell facility

SciLifeLab Site Umeå / KBC Infrastructure Seminar Series presents a seminar by Johan Henriksson, Dept. Molecular Biology / Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS), Umeå University. If you want to learn how you can benefit from single-cell analysis, join for 30 min presentation of cases & opportunities, followed by 30 min discussion of practicalities & project design.

  • Presenter:
    Johan Henriksson, Dept. Molecular Biology / Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS)
  • Date: 5 April 2022, 12:00-13:00

Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH) – Advanced Technologies for Single Cell Visualization and Identification

  • Presenter:
    Natuschka Lee
    Research fellow at the Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences
    More information about the infrastructure: Homepage
  • Date: 29 March 2022, 12:00-13:00

SciLifeLab Site Umeå: Facilities, possibilities and services

  • Presenter:
    Linda Sandblad
    Director of Umeå Centre for Electron Microscopy
  • Date: 15 March 2022, 12:00-13:00
Umeå Centre for Electron Microscopy (UCEM)

UCEM is a joint resource for research and higher education in electron microscopy techniques.