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Research Infrastructure

The Faculty of Science has access to research infrastructures of high international standard. The Marine Infrastructure at the University of Gothenburg organizes the university's research vessels and the Swedish NMR Centre is one of the world’s best equipped NMR facilities.

Large-Scale Cell-Based Screening

The Center for Large-scale cell-based screening provides access to various high throughput methodologies for genome-wide screens. This unit is of importance for a wide array of applications in cell and molecular biology, microbial evolution, drug/antibiotics screening and biotechnology.

The infrastructure consists of robots and automated phenotyping devices that are used in genome-wide approaches in many fields of bioscience.

Large-scale cell based screening

The Marine Infrastructure at the University of Gothenburg

The Marine Infrastructure at the University of Gothenburg is a national and international resource for research, education, innovation and cooperation within the marine sciences. The infrastructure consists of Tjärnö Marine Laboratory, and the larger research vessel R/V Skagerak.

Tjärnö Marine Laboratory

Buidlings at the Tjärnö Marine Laboratory
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Tjärnö Marine Laboratory is a national and international resource for research and higher education within the marine sciences. The station is one of Europe’s most modern marine laboratories, with unique possibilities to conduct advanced experimental work. Visiting researchers and visiting students are important groups at Tjärnö Marine Laboratory.

The station has a well-developed running sea-water system, scientific laboratories of high international standard, high-tech instrumentation as well as accommodation and a restaurant. The marine stations have disposal over the smaller research vessel Nereus, and over a number of smaller boats. The stations also have ROVs.

Tjärnö Marine Laboratory has research and higher education primarily in marine evolution, aquaculture, nature conservation, and management. Experienced technical and administrative staff are at hand to offer help and advice

R/V Skagerak

Research vessel Skagerak
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R/V Skagerak is the University of Gothenburg’s larger research vessel for education and research within the marine sciences, for example marine chemistry, oceanography, marine geology and marine ecology. R/V Skagerak is 49-metre-long, 11 metres wide and with a displacement of 1000 tonnes. The vessel has a crew of 5 and can accommodate 16 researchers and students. Home port is Nya Varvet in Gothenburg.

R/V Skagerak has advanced technical equipment, such as hydroacoustic measurement instruments, several modern laboratories, and a quarterdeck suitable for deployment of autonomous underwater vessels.

Kristineberg Center for Marine Research and Innovation

Kristineberg Center for Marine Research and Innovation
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Kristineberg Center for Marine Research and Innovation is located by the Gullmar fjord in the centre of Bohuslän province. Here you find ships, field equipment, diving facilities, laboratories, sea water systems, lecture halls, accommodation, mess, as well as skilled and helpful staff.

At Kristineberg Center there is marine university education and the research is mainly working with ocean acidification, microlitter, and innovation. In total about 45 persons are working all year around. Visiting researchers is a large and important group at Kristineberg Center.

Kristineberg Center is managed jointly by the partners Chalmers University of Technology, University of Gothenburg, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, KTH, and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden.

The Swedish NMR Centre

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At the Swedish NMR Centre life's smallest components are studied using high-tech spectrometers. The centre is the local hub of half a dozen independent research groups in Gothenburg, focusing on different aspects of structural biology. Part of Swedstruct and of SciLifeLab’s technical platforms Structural Biology and Metabolomics

The Swedish NMR Centre

Herbarium GB

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Plant collection including more than 1 million dried plants, fungi and algae from all around the world

Herbarium GB

Chemical Imaging

Chemical imaging is a university research infrastructure between University of Gothenburg and Chalmers. The infrastructure offers a wide range of tools for analytical questions within materials science, geoscience and life science. The Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biologist hosts the chemical imaging infrastructure.

Chemical imaging

Skogaryd Research Catchment


Skogaryd is a terrester and limnic field station.
It is part of ICOS Sweden.

University Park in Mariestad

Photo: Stefan Svensson

In 2014, the University of Gothenburg and Mariestad Municipality joined forces to establish the University Park in Mariestad, a town 180 km north-east of Gothenburg. The park offers gardens, a greenhouse, a garden centre, a forge, a lime furnace and carpentry and masonry shops. The park is open to anyone that wants to visit it, at the same time as students and researchers engaged in activities in parts of the park.