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Curriculum vitae



Curriculum vitae

M Sc in Microbiology 1979, PhD in 1985, adjunct professor 1986. Studies abroad: Massey Univeristy, New Zealand 1981-82, MGH-Harvard, U.S.A. 9 1983-84. University lecturer in microbiology 2001-2013. Professor: Sustainable development (Swedish) 1.5.2013-

Description of research and teaching

Research: Sustainable development, Biological nitrogen fixation in rhizobium -legume symbioses - from molecules to field. Adaption of innovations by farmers. Molecular diversity, taxonomy and evolution of rhizobia from diverse geographical locations. Molecular mechanisms behind host specificity of nodulation and nitrogen fixation. Bioreendiation of oil-polluted soil using the legume rhizosphere. Environmental considerations in legume production. Plant and soil microbiomes.


Fields of Science

  • 1172 Environmental sciences
  • Sustainable development
  • 414 Agricultural biotechnology
  • Sustainable food production
  • Microbiology
  • Rhizobium
  • Evolution
  • Genomics
  • BNF
  • Agriculture and the environment

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.