The Swedish ELIXIR Node will initially contribute to the Human Protein Atlas, which contains:

  1. Human Tissue Atlas,
  2. Human Subcellular Atlas, and
  3. Human Cell Line Atlas.

The Human Protein Atlas (HPA) is a scientific research program with the goal to explore the whole human proteome using an antibody-based, gene-centric approach that will map and characterise a representative protein for each protein-coding human gene. New data are released annually to the Human Protein Atlas. The March 2013 release has data corresponding to 15,156 human genes (approx. 75% of the total genome).

We plan to extend the public service by providing three separate subparts of the Human Protein Atlas all within the frame-work of the ELIXIR infrastructure. Efforts within the Swedish ELIXIR Node will focus on integration of the Human Protein Atlas with other ELIXIR resources. The protein atlas has over half a million visitors per year and the papers describing the work of the Human Protein Atlas have received over 1000 citations. The Swedish ELIXIR Node is coordinated by NBIS (National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden).

Head of Node

Bengt Persson
Bengt Persson
(BILS - Bioinformatics Infrastructure for Life Sciences (hosted by Linköping University))

Technical Coordinator

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Mikael Borg
(NBIS - National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden)

Training Coordinator

Jessica Lindvall
Jessica Lindvall
(SciLifeLab (Science for Life Laboratory))


Bengt Persson

Participating institutes

Lead institute


Name Type of service
Human Protein Atlas (HPA) Database