Current lab members

header3_renglabMarie Svensson, MSc. Marie has a Master’s degree in Biology from Lund University and is a technician at the Aquatic Ecology  unit. She is the lab manager of the molecular laboratory and runs our AFLP analyses, RAD library preparations, and more.

Raphael Gollnisch, PhD. Raphael has recently defended his PhD working with single-cell genomics and population genetics to address dispersal and expansion patterns of the nuisance microalga Gonyostomum semen (Raphidophyceae). He was part of the SINGEK ITN Marie-Curie Network.

Emma Johansson, MSc. Emma is a PhD student working with population genomics in the toxin-producing cyanobacterium Microcystis botrys. The overall aim is to understand the distribution of toxin and non-toxing producing strains over time and space, and investigate the underlying causes. Read more about the project  here.

Sandra Rabow, MSc. Sandra is a PhD student who investigates the effect of extreme weather (droughts) on cyanobacteria groups. Specifically, she is interested in the shifts between cyanobacteria and dinoflagellate dominated communities.


Maria Svensson Coelho, PhD. Maria is a research engineer working on the evolution of multicellularity in green microalgae (see above). Read more about Maria here.

Àngels Tudó Casanova, PhD. Àngels has recently joined us from Spain where she did a PhD on toxic marine dinoflagellates. Currently she works on experimentally testing the priority effect in driving population differentiation, using the model species Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Simultaneously she is investigating population genetic structure and population bottlenecks in lake-dwelling Chlamydomonas sp.