Swedish BSL3 Network
High-level containment laboratories are a cornerstone for pandemic laboratory preparedness (PLP). The purpose of the Swedish BSL3 Network is to strengthen national PLP by improving interactions between BSL3 facilities in the country.
The Swedish BSL3 Network is part of SciLifeLab’s Pandemic Laboratory Preparedness program funded by the Swedish government. Through the PLP program, SciLifeLab is commissioned to build competence, develop technologies, and support research related to infectious diseases and pandemics. Swedish BSL3 facilities gather highly qualified personnel and cutting-edge equipment while the BSL3 Network ensures the equal access to specialised infrastructure, services, and resources.
Aims of the network: Stronger together!
- Promote collaboration: share experience, knowledge and technology.
- Map BSL3 capabilities and specializations.
- Define joint actions for PLP.
- Provide visibility and outreach for BSL3 facilities.
We are an inclusive network open to Swedish BSL3 facilities in academia and government. Our members and participating BSL3 facilities come from 6 different Swedish universities, and 1 university hospital. BSL3 users, support staff, and management are welcome to join. For membership information, please contact Marianna Tampere, details below.
Academic members of the network (in alphabetical order):
- Karolinska Institutet
- Linköping University
- Lund University
- Sahlgrenska University Hospital
- Stockholm University
- Umeå University
- Uppsala University
Pandemics do not adhere to national borders, so neither should PLP. The Swedish BSL3 network collaborates with the Canadian Consortium for Academic BSL3 Laboratories (CCABL3) and Coronavirus Variants Rapid Response Network (CoVaRRNet).
The network is open to Swedish BSL3 facilities in academia and government. BSL3 users, support staff and management are welcome to join.
For membership information, please contact Marianna Tampere.