Welcome to SLUBI

The SLU Bioinformatics Infrastructure

Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Our main goal is to provide support and training in Bioinformatics for SLU staff, as well as build a strong community of bioinformaticians within SLU. Our staff is located on the 3 campi of Ultuna, Umeå and Alnarp. We want to join forces and coordinate teaching activities, common resources (hardware, software)


Bioinformatics support

How do I get bioinformatics support from SLUBI?

You have several solutions:
1. Write an email to slubi@slu.se
2. Get in contact with us during a drop-in session
3. Use the contact form on this website (emails go to the coordinator)
4. Join our Slack workspace and chat with us: SLUBI-Slack

We suggest that researchers contact SLUBI at an early stage of planning to discuss the planned project, experimental design and what kind of support that is needed. This consultation is for free. SLUBI support with any subsequent bioinformatics analyses costs 600 SEK/h.


Drop-in sessions

DROP-IN ONLINE - Every Wednesday 13.00-14.00

Meet us in this Zoom room (Password: 329571)

Before the pandemics, SLUBI used to organises Bioinformatics drop-in sessions at all 3 campi for answering various Bioinformatics questions around a fika. It is also the opportunity for bioinformaticians to gather and exchange about their experiences. Now the drop-in goes online: all campi at the same place and time!

About us

We are located at 3 SLU campuses: Alnarp, Ultuna and Umeå to provide support to researchers from all 4 faculties: LTV (Faculty of Landscape Architecture, Horticulture and Crop Production Science), NJ (Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences ), S (Faculty of Forest Sciences) and VH (Faculty of veterinary Medicine and Animal Science),

Natoque Vitae

Organisation of the SLU Bioinformatics Infrastructure

Our team

Juliette Hayer

Juliette Hayer, coordinator (Ultuna)

Skills: High Throughput Sequencing, Viral metagenomics

Magna Nullam

Ganapathi Varma Saripella (AKA Varma), expert bioinformatician (LTV, Alnarp)

Skills: RNAseq, WGS, WES, GWAS, SNP-calling, annotation and data-mining

Natoque Vitae

Nicolas Delhomme, expert bioinformatician (S, Umeå)

Skills: Expression-profiling, High-Throughput sequencing (*-Seq), Gene Network Inference, Gene Regulation

Dolor Penatibus

Adnan Niazi, expert bioinformatician (VH, Ultuna)

Skills: RNAseq, Metabarcoding (16S/18S/ITS), Epigenomics (WGBS/RRBS), Genome assembly and annotation

Orci Convallis

Domenico Simone, expert bioinformatician (NJ, Ultuna)

Skills: Genome assembly and annotation, Metagenomics, Metatranscriptomics, Molecular evolution, Workflow development, Biological databases

Steering committee

Erik Bongcam-Rudloff

Erik Bongcam-Rudloff, head (VH, Ultuna)

Anders Carlsson

Anders Carlsson, board member (LTV, Alnarp)

Natoque Vitae

Thomas Moritz, board member (S, Umeå)

Orci Convallis

Johan Meijer, board member (NJ, Ultuna)

Events and News

Upcoming events!!

RNA-seq course - to be announced soon

Past events:

Bioinformatics course - Ultuna January-March 2020 (next course will be held in Sept 2021):

Please visit the course page

Uppmax information meeting: 8 May 2019

Uppmax staff came to SLU for informing on how to use the free Uppmax computing resources

R workshop 24th of September: SLUBI and the research school GS-VMAS jointly organised a R-day for researchers and supervisors.


SLUBI day on the 4th of June 2018


Kick-off meeting 27th of October 2017

SLUBI’s Kick-off meeting group_pic

Computing resources

SLUBI computing resources:

We have computing resources at all campuses and will try to coordinate the management of these.

Computing resources for the Swedish research community:

We would like to remind that researchers can get computing resources for free by applying to SNIC (Uppmax and other clusters).

Cloud computing

SLU has an agreement with Microsoft Azure for cloud computing (including price discounts). You can get more information by contacting the IT-support

SLUBI on GitHub

SLUBI’s GitHub


If you have any question, please feel free to ask our coordinator here!