Torbjörn Säll

Torbjörn Säll

Affiliated with the university

If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile


My bachelor’s exam was in statistics here at Lund University, while I have my PhD from the Department of Plant Breeding at the Swedish Agricultural University. During 1990 I was a post-doc at the Genetics Department in Cambridge.

I have primarily worked within two scientific fields, plant genetics and the genetics of human disease. In plant genetics I have investigated recombination in barley, mapping in sugar beet, and the genetic structure of Arabidopsis suecica. Thus, my work includes plant breeding oriented questions, as well as questions relating to wild populations. In humans, I have worked on chromosome dynamics in tumors, mutation analyses in Protein S deficiency and von Willebrand’s disease, and association mapping in allergy.

Since 1991 I have taught genetics in many courses, mainly within the Faculty of Science at Lund University, but also in courses offered by the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Engineering (LTH) and the Agricultural University at Alnarp. Together with Bengt O. Bengtsson I have written a text-book called Understanding Population Genetics.

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


Dive into the research topics where Torbjörn Säll is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
  • 1 Similar Profiles

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or