About Us

The SLU-Global Bioinformatics Centre (SGBC) is an academic research and educational initiative aimed to build long-term successful relationships between the Swedish University for Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and life science research communities worldwide in the bioinformatics field.

Next generation sequencing (NGS) allows the production of data on an unprecedented scale. These techniques are now driving the generation of knowledge (especially in biomedicine and molecular life sciences and agriculture) to new dimensions. The massive data volumes being generated by these new technologies require new data handling and storage methods. SGBC works with the life science community to find new and improved approaches to facilitate NGS data management and analysis.

SGBC collaborates with research groups mainly in Africa but also in Asia and South America in specific common research projects that need bioinformatics expertise. The SGBC team also works in the development of educational resources in bioinformatics and applications to serve the life sciences area.

SGBC is supported by: SLU, SLU-Global, SIDA, BILS, EU-FP7, COST, NIH and the Swedish Government.