Tomas Johansson

Tomas Johansson

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I am an associate professor (docent) in microbial ecology since 2006. I got my PhD in biochemistry at the Lund University on biochemical studies of ligninolytic enzyme systems of white-rot fungi. This was followed by a post-doctoral stay at the Forest Product Laboratory (USDA) in Madison, U.S. (Host: Daniel Cullen), investigating heterologous expression of ligninolytic peroxidases in Aspergillus.

Presently my primary interest is fungal-plant interactions and specifically ectomycorrhizal (ECM) interactions. Our goal have been to understand the molecular background of both the symbiotic and the saprophytic lifestyles of these fungi. Research is including both genomic and transcriptional investigations using different platforms such as next generation sequencing (NGS). For these purposes, we are also operating a DNA Sequencing Facility, which provides various services.


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  • Microbial and biogeochemical processes controlling soil carbon storage

    Anders Tunlid (Member of programme committee), Per Persson (Member of programme committee), Tomas Johansson (Member of programme committee), Petr Baldrian (Keynote/plenary speaker), Markus Kleber (Keynote/plenary speaker), Angel T. Martinez (Keynote/plenary speaker), Darcy McRose (Keynote/plenary speaker), Martin Obst (Keynote/plenary speaker), Anna Rosling (Keynote/plenary speaker) & Lars Tranvik (Keynote/plenary speaker)

    2019 Sep 92019 Sep 10

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