Most of my higher education is from Uppsala University, Sweden, where I did my Bachelor’s degree in biology, as well as my PhD. My PhD thesis was on The Role of Resting Cysts in the Survival and Succession of Freshwater Dinoflagellates. Part of my PhD and subsequently my postdoc was at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, USA.
Since 2001 I have been first an assistant professor, and subsequently associate and full professor at the Department of Biology, Lund University. In addition to doing research (see research projects) I teach an undergraduate/Master’s class in Limnology and serve as a Director of PhD studies in Biology. I have previously been involved in developing and running the Graduate Research School in Genomic Ecology, GENECO. Every January I spend three weeks in Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic, co-directing the Workshop on Genomics.