A lab group with a shared

We are a diverse group of individuals from around the globe joined by our deep interest in the natural world. Our lab members are mostly based in Gothenburg (Sweden) and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (UK), but we have many associated members based in institutions worldwide.

Regular lab meetings

We try to meet regularly in order to share information between ourselves and with other groups. We organise weekly breakfast meetings as well as two week-long group meetings twice a year in interesting locations. Additionally, we have fortnightly journal and software clubs.

Labs and computing

We have on-site labs for NGS nucleotide analysis with extensive in-house experience. We also have access to the two national genomic facilities, SciLifeLab and the Sahlgrenska Academy Core Facility. At Kew, there is a suite of laboratories covering biochemistry, in vitro biology, imaging, cytogenetics, molecular biology and seed biology, including the Millennium Seed Bank and associated labs. All our members have access to local and national computing servers for bioinformatic analysis.

Conferences, travel
and teaching

We are part of the Gothenburg Global Biodiversity Centre, Centre of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in a Changing Climate and the ForBio network. As a result our lab members, and in particular our students, have greater opportunities for funding, travel grants and learning resources.