About BEA

BEA - the core facility for Bioinformatics and Expression Analysis is a core facility providing access to a broad repertoire of genomic technologies under the authority of the department of Biosciences and Nutrition at the Karolinska Institute (KI) in Huddinge. With more than 15 years of operating experience, BEA has extensive experience of implementing and maintaining genomic technologies as core facility services. BEA services and competence are highly requested by researchers at KI and other Swedish universities.

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 overall principle is that customer fees cover costs for reagents, operating investments and service agreements. Service fees can be found on this webpage under the pricelist section. The core facility is funded by grants from KI and the Stockholm County (SLL) covering salaries, premises and some infrastructure investments. Additionally, BEA receives funding from the Center for Innovative Medicine (CIMED) to specifically cover bioinformatics services at the core facility. All projects at the core facility are placed in que without exception and handled with first come, first served policy. At present the core facility is directed by Fredrik Fagerström Billai who serves both as operating manager and scientific director.