Dag Ahrén

Senior Lecturer, Bioinformatician

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Keywords

  • Genomics, NGS, Bioinformatician, Evolution, NBIS, National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden

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.

Recent research outputs

Dong, Y., Sanford, R. A., Inskeep, W. P., Srivastava, V., Bulone, V., Fields, C. J., Yau, P. M., Sivaguru, M., Ahrén, D., Fouke, K. W., Weber, J., Werth, C. R., Cann, I. K., Keating, K. M., Khetani, R. S., Hernandez, A. G., Wright, C., Band, M., Imai, B. S., Fried, G. A. & 1 others, Fouke, B. W., 2019, In : Astrobiology. 19, 12, p. 1442-1458 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Annenkova, N. V., Dag Ahrén, Logares, R., Kremp, A. & Karin Rengefors, 2018 Aug 1, In : Journal of Phycology. 54, 4, p. 571-576 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalDebate/Note/Editorial

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