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.
BioMS Steering Committee
Peter Roepstorff, chair (University of Southern Denmark)
Lars Holmgren, (Karolinska Institutet)
Göran Larson (University of Gothenburg)
Gunilla Westergren Thorsson (Lund University)
Pernilla Wikström (Umeå University)
Pia Davidsson (Astra Zeneca)
Sophia Hober (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
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
Alastair Ross, Vice Node manager (University of Gothenburg/ Chalmers University of Technology)
Helena Linge, administrative coordinator (Lund University)
Helena Bäckwall, 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
Each node consists of a defined working group, including staff leader and technical experts.