Personal profile

Research

My primary interest is understanding genetic and genomic mechanisms related to fungal host interactions (parasitic as well as symbiotic). Typically I am applying genomics and transcriptomics approaches coupled with bioinformatics analyses to provide novel insights into fungal host interactions. I have been studying the infection biology and evolution of parasitism among nematode-trapping fungi.

I got my PhD at Microbial Ecology, Lund University 2002 with professor Anders Tunlid as supervisor. I worked briefly as senior scientist at the bioinformatics company BioBridge Computing AB. I later did my post doc at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI). I returned to Microbial Ecology and am now working with genome evolution of nematode-trapping fungi and the symbiosis of ectomycorrhizal fungi

I am also working together with Katarina Hedlund, Sandeep Kushwaha, Tejashwari Meerupati, and Lokeshwaran Manoharan on a targeted metagenomics project to study the functional diversity in soil.

I support bioinformatics primarily related to next generation sequencing and evolution through the network Bioinformatics Infrastructure for Life Sciences (NBIS) and I am active in the workshop on Genomics. I am a member of the steering committee in the Geneco research school that forges links between evolution, ecology and genomics.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

UKÄ subject classification

  • Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Free keywords

  • Genomics
  • NGS
  • Bioinformatician
  • Evolution
  • NBIS
  • National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden
  • bioinformatics
  • Metagenomics

Collaborations the last five years

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