• 9 Apr 2019 - Guided tour at Sylvan Heights Bird Park. Great place doing lots of important conservation efforts and outreach.

  • 8 Apr 2019 - Gave an invited seminar at East Carolina University and met with several interesting students and faculty members.

  • 27 Mar 2019 - New paper on the development of gut microbiota in ostriches now published in Molecular Ecology!

  • 11 Jan 2019 - New review paper on avian malaria genomics published in Trends in Parasitology!


  • 01 Nov 2018 - Participated in the international Wildlife Malaria conference taking place in Beijing, China this year. I gave a presentation about avian malaria transcriptomics and had a wonderful time meeting with several new and old colleagues.

  • 26 July 2018 - New paper on sex-biased gene expression in the Common Whitethroat published in Genes.

  • 15 July 2018 - Work trip to Hawaii to visit field sites, conservation breeding facilities, and participate in a meeting in our joint project on avian malaria in Hawaii.

  • 9 July 2018 - Moved to Washington, DC, USA and started a new position as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Conservation Genomics!

  • 30 May 2018 - Was invited to Bielefeld University, Germany to give a seminar about malaria transcriptomics and met with several people to discuss animal microbiomes as well.

  • 25 May 2018 - I was properly celebrated with a 4 hr-long doctoral conferment ceremony in Latin in the Lund cathedral, together with the other newly graduated Doctors. Was given a ring, a wreath, and a diploma, cannons were fired, orchestras were playing, a formal banquet was held in the evening, and lots of people cheered us on when walking in procession. Thank you Lund University! [Photos]

  • 3 May 2018 - Visited Curator Susan Perkins and her lab members, at AMNH, in New York City where we discussed science over pizza and beer, and visited parts of the ornithology collection.

  • 30 Apr 2018 - Was given a fantastic guided tour of the large Hawaiian Honeycreeper collection at the National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC, by Helen James and Rob Fleischer

  • 27 Apr 2018 - Was invited to the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, to give a Friday seminar about avian malaria transcriptomics and discussed science with several interesting people.

  • 6 Apr 2018 - Successfully defended my dissertation and received my PhD degree!

  • 5 Apr 2018 - Organized a full-day symposium on Host-Microbe Interactions in association with my PhD defense with eight invited speakers.

  • 4 Apr 2018 - As is tradition in Lund, I have now nailed my PhD thesis to the oak tree!

  • 28 Mar 2018 - Finally official: I have accepted a Postdoctoral research position at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC! Will start a 3-year NSF-funded postdoc at the Center for Conservation Genomics to work on the genomics of avian malaria in Hawaii.

  • 16 Mar 2018 - Gave a talk about "Twitter as a tool in science communication" during a workshop at the annual BLAM conference, in Lund, Sweden.

  • 13 Mar 2018 - PhD thesis now printed! It includes ten finished papers of which seven are already published.

  • 23 Feb 2018 - Posted our new work on gut microbiota development in ostriches to bioRxiv.


  • 19 Dec 2017 - My first single-author paper now accepted in Microbial Genomics!

  • 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.


  • 22 Oct 2016 - Three weeks of visiting the Knight lab at UCSD, San Diego, US and discuss microbiome analyses.

  • 24 Sep 2016 - Three weeks of field work with ostrich chicks in South Africa.

  • 31 Aug 2016 - Deposited our new manuscript about the transcriptome of Plasmodium ashfordi at bioRxiv.

  • 9 Aug 2016 - Won first prize in the "Conservation ecology and biodiversity research" category in the BMC Ecology Image Competition 2016.

  • 23 Jun 2016 - Accepted invitation to teach as instructor again in the Workshop on Genomics 2017 in Český Krumlov, Czech Republic.

  • 13 Apr 2016 - Paper about butterfly monitoring published in Nature Conservation.

  • 4 Apr 2016 - Paper about malaria genomics accepted in Genome Biology and Evolution.

  • 10 Mar 2016 - Gave a talk about malaria transcriptomics at BLAM 2016.

  • 25 Feb 2016 - Organized a seminar on Human Evolution with invited speaker Prof. Svante Pääbo.