The core of our project has been funded by an European Research Council Advanced Grant “ASTROGEOBIOSPHERE” to Birger Schmitz. We have also received crucial support from the Swedish Research Council and Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.
The construction of the Astrogeobiology Laboratory would not have been possible without the support from Per Eriksson during his time as Vice-Chancellor of Lund University.
The laboratory is situated in the Medicon Village complex, that originally was the research facility of AstraZeneca. In March 2010 AstraZeneca announced that they would close down its facilities in Lund and move to Goteborg, leaving 80,000 m2 of laboratory and office space empty, see further http://www.mediconvillage.se/en/looking-ahead
In early 2013 when most of the complex was still empty we could chose a part of the ground floor of building 403 to be rebuilt into our laboratory. On October 31, in 2013 the official inauguration of the Astrogeobiology Lab took place, see further: