Professor of Biology at the Department of Ecology and Genetics and Director for the SciLifeLab Microbial Single Cell Genomics Facility hosted by Uppsala University. Field of research: (i) Aquatic Microbial Ecology, (ii) Biogeochemistry, (iii) Environmental Genomics and single cell methodology. Ongoing research projects on microbial transformation and cycling of Carbon, Nitrogen, Mercury and associated elements in freshwaters, oceans, and the deep terrestrial biosphere.
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1994: Master of Science in Biology, Uppsala University
1999: PhD in Water and Environmental Studies, Linköping University
1999-2002: Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
2002-2005: Wallenberg Fellow in Environment and Sustainability, Uppsala University
2005-2011: VR Researcher (Rådsforskare), Uppsala University
2009: Guest Researcher, University of Georgia-Athens, USA
2011-present: Professor, Uppsala University
2013-2015: Scientific Director, Science for Life Laboratory
2012-present: Director SciLifeLab Microbial Single Cell Genomics Facility
My research focus on the role of microorganisms in nature and foremost their ability to transform and redistribute central elements (e.g. carbon, nitrogen, mercury). In my research group we rely on a combination of molecular (DNA and RNA-based) methods, isotope tracers and analytical chemical tools to understand processes such as nitrogen fixation, autotrophic carbon fixation, mercury methylation (and demethylation) and degradation of biopolymers and organic pollutants. We also study predation, symbiosis and other interactions between microorganisms (microbial ecology) and their evolution. We work both exprimentally in the laboratory and in the field (lakes, oceans) and study microorganisms in more exotic environments such as polar ecosystems and the deep terrestrial biosphere.
More information about the group: http://www.ieg.uu.se/limnology/research/microbial+ecology/
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