BEA - about us

With more than 20 years of operation, the Bioinformatics and Expression Analysis Core Facility (BEA) has extensive experience of implementing and maintaining genomic technologies as a core facility. Our services and competence are highly requested by researchers at KI and other Swedish universities.

Core facility staff members in the facility. Core facility interior.
From left to right: Patrick Muller, David Brodin, Anastasios Damdimopoulos, Fredrik Fagerström-Billai, Susann Fält, Ashwini Gajulapuri, Carolina Bonilla Karlsson. Photo: Bioinformatics and Expression Analysis Core Facility

BEA aims to be widely known and recognized as an infrastructure, where scientists from diverse fields and with diverse backgrounds know they can turn for advice and assistance in genomic technologies. The goal for BEA is to provide high quality and internationally competitive infrastructure, services and education in genomic technologies including associated data analysis. The strategy of BEA is to provide a broad repertoire of genomic technologies to support research projects thereby contributing to the success of those projects.

BEA operates as a core facility offering services with a strict "fee-for-service" principle. The core facility is funded by central grants from KI covering salaries and the overall principle is that customer fees cover costs for reagents, premises and operating investments. All projects at the core facility are placed in our internal queue without exception and handled with first come, first served policy. At present, the core facility is headed by Fredrik Fagerström Billai, who serves as operating manager as well as scientific director.

Meet our team

Fredrik Fagerström-Billai

Director, Research engineer

David Brodin

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Anastasios Damdimopoulos

Research Infrastructure Specialist

Susann Fält

Research Infrastructure Specialist
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Ashwini Gajulapuri

Research Engineer

Patrick Muller

Research Infrastructure Specialist

Contact and visit us

The Bioinformatics and Expression Analysis Core Facility (BEA) is located in the building NEO, KI Campus Flemingsberg. The laboratory and the staff offices can be found at level 6 in the south wing of NEO with access from Blickagången.

Opening hours: 09:00-16:00 Monday through Friday. Please contact us before visiting or delivering samples. Samples can also be sent with the KI shuttle from Solna upon arrangement with BEA.

Visiting address: NEO Building, Blickagången 16, Lift S, level 6, 141 52 Huddinge

Postal address: Bioinformatics and Expression Analysis Core Facility (BEA), Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Karolinska Institutet, 171 77 Stockholm

Delivery address (delivery of samples): Karolinska Institutet, NEO building, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Lift S, level 8, Hälsovägen 7c, 141 83 Huddinge