Norwegian Sequencing Centre awarded 41 MNOK from the Research Council of Norway (RCN)
The Norwegian Research Council announced last week that the Norwegian Sequencing Centre (NSC) gets 41 MNOK of funding from 2014.
Marianne Helén Selander Hansen, Hege Bakke and Morten Skage (left to right) in front of the Pacbio sequencer in the NSC lab.
Foto: Tore Oldeide Elgvin
The funding of 41 MNOK (approx. 5.1 million EUR, or 7 million USD) will make it possible to invest in increased sequencing capacity, automation, future technologies and bioinformatics and consequently be able to provide a faster and more comprehensive service – as well as efficiently keeping up with the scientific and technological developments in this fast moving field. Further, the new funding will enable us to perform the ongoing sequencing and analysis of 1000 genomes of Atlantic cod and salmon, respectively, in a more efficient way.
The text of the announcement (in Norwegian) can be read here: 'En halv milliard investert i forskningsutstyr' (forskningsradet.no)