About BioMS

Swedish national infrastructure for biological mass spectrometry

BioMS is a nationally distributed infrastructure for biological mass spectrometry and proteomics. Each node offers specialized analytical techniques for the Swedish life science community demands. Biological mass spectrometry is an indispensable tool for molecular researchers in biology, medicine and beyond.  The fast development and wide variety of instrumentation makes it challenging to access state-of-the-art instrumentation by the Swedish life science community. In 2015, the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) granted funds to found the BioMS consortium. The establishment of BioMS is of national strategic importance in order to develop and strengthen the life science community beyond the genomic era.

To facilitate the support, BioMS provides a portal for project requests. We welcome project requests in the BioMS focus areas defined under technologies. Each project is evaluated and prioritized by the nodes according to preset criteria: feasibility, relevant research plan, national importance and synergies with other infrastructures or partners. If access is granted, the project is assigned to the site with most relevant expertise. If access cannot be granted due to a low score, the project will receive feedback and will be allowed to resubmit. The BioMS national infrastructure enables the cutting-edge mass spectrometry and related advanced technology platforms to be part of research projects across Sweden. Download flyer.

BioMS Steering Committee

Sophia Hober, chair (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
Lars Holmgren (Karolinska Institutet)
Göran Larson (University of Gothenburg)
Gunilla Westergren Thorsson (Lund University)
Pernilla Wikström (Umeå University)
Pia Davidsson (Astra Zeneca)
Peter Roepstorff (University of Southern Denmark)

The role of the BioMS Steering Committee includes:

  • Decision on the yearly budget distribution
  • Approval of business plan, strategic plan and annual report
  • Approval of policies for access to the infrastructure

BioMS management group

   Bo Baldetorp, Director (Lund University)

   Johan Malmström, Node manager (Lund University)
   Janne Lehtiö, Node manager (Karolinska Institutet)
   Elisabet Carlsohn, Node Manager (University of Gothenburg/ Chalmers University of Technology)
   Otto Savolainen, Vice Node manager (University of Gothenburg/Chalmers University of Technology)
   Magnus Zetterström, Vice director (Lund University)
   Carina Sihlbom (University of Gothenburg)
   Niclas Karlsson (University of Gothenburg)
   Maria Pernemalm (Karolinska Institutet)
   Sven Kjellström (Lund University)
   Helena Bäckvall, administrator (Karolinska Institutet)

The role of the BioMS manager group includes:

  • Execution and coordination of the node activities including projects, knowledge transfer, coordination of instrument capacities etc
  • Preparation of business plan, strategic plan and annual reports
  • Education, outreach, marketing and administration

The nodes

The national infrastructure BioMS is distributed in three sites, Lund ; Gothenburg and Stockholm.  All nodes integrate their work to provide access and education to the entire Swedish research community. The nodes collaborate closely to provide cutting edge mass spectrometry capabilities, develop and launch new support. Each of the three nodes is specialized in defined analytical techniques and applications to meet the needs of the Swedish life science community.

Each node consists of a defined working group, including staff leader and technical experts.