Paco Cardenas

Researcher at Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences, Research; Pharmacognosy

+4618-471 4934
Visiting address:
BMC, Husargatan 3
75124 Uppsala
Postal address:
Box 591
75124 Uppsala

Short presentation

I am interested in sponge (Porifera) Systematics, Evolution and Chemistry, using various sources of data such as morphology, genetics, biogeography, ecology, microbial communities and secondary metabolites. I am especially interested in the order Tetractinellida, which is a worldwide group of Demospongiae (sponges with a siliceous skeleton), particularly present in the deep-sea.

My current projects aim at investigating the metabolic diversity of north Atlantic sponges.

My courses


  • Undergraduate studies in Toulouse (France) and the University of Texas (Austin, TX).
  • Masters at the 'Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle', Paris, France.
  • PhD in Biology at the University of Bergen, Norway (2006-2010): PhD thesis dowloadable:

Post-doctoral research:

  • Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France (2010-2011)
  • Uppsala University, Dept. of Organismal Biology, Uppsala, Sweden (2011-2014)
  • Uppsala University, Dept. of Medicinal Chemistry, Uppsala Sweden (2014-2015).


  • Uppsala University, Dept. of Medicinal Chemistry, Uppsala Sweden (2015-now).


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