I'm a PhD candidate in the Molecular Ecology and Evolution Lab at Lund University, Sweden. My PhD project explores molecular interactions between avian hosts and their microbes. I have a huge passion for science and love to constantly learn new things about nature.

In my research I use molecular techniques and bioinformatic tools to study the evolution of genomes, transcriptomes and microbiomes. In addition to my PhD, I collaborate with colleagues in several interesting projects involving genomics. For more information about my work, please see the Research page.  


  • 19 Dec 2017 - My first single-author paper now accepted in Microbial Genomics! Happy to say that this paper constitutes my 7th published thesis chapter.
  • 21 Nov 2017 - Visited Prof. Luc Lens and Dr. Jan Engler at Ghent University, Belgium to give a seminar about avian malaria transcriptomics and discuss future collaboration.
  • 16 Nov 2017 - Paper on thiamine genes in malaria parasites accepted in Parasitology.
  • 6 Nov 2017 - Paper evaluating the accuracy of cloacal and faecal samples to measure gut microbiomes accepted in Molecular Ecology Resources
  • 30 Oct 2017 - Paper about direct PCR of gut microbiomes accepted in mSystems
  • 4 Oct 2017 - Visited Dr. Alexander Suh and colleagues at Uppsala University and gave a seminar about Dual transcriptomics of birds with malaria.
  • 27 Sep 2017 - Posted our new preprint about Direct PCR of gut microbiomes to bioRxiv.
  • 7 July 2017 - Posted our new preprint about avian gut microbiome sampling to bioRxiv.
  • 29 May 2017 - Spent one week in Gothenburg, participating in the meeting Host-pathogen co-evolution in the genomic era with Prof. Scott Edwards. 
  • 22 Mar 2017 - Gave a talk about Dual transcriptomics of birds with malaria at the smaller conference: Ecology meets Epidemiology at Linnaeus University, Kalmar.  
  • 17 Feb 2017 - Paper about de novo transcriptome assembly of the avian malaria parasite Plasmodium ashfordi accepted in Molecular Ecology.
  • 9 Feb 2017 - Attended the Swedish Oikos Congress 2017 at Lund University.
  • 6 Feb 2017 - Paper about transcriptomics of urban birds accepted in Scientific Reports.
  • 22 Jan 2017 - Three weeks of organizing and teaching in the Workshop on Genomics 2017 in Český Krumlov, Czech Republic. 

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