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Organisation and contact

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Policy documents

Heads of the department

Portrait of Jessica Abbott. Photo.

Jessica Abbott

Head of the departmen

Email: Prefekt [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Telephone: +46 46 222 93 04

Portrait of Tobias Uller. Photo.

Tobias Uller

Deputy head of the department

Email: Tobias [dot] Uller [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Telephone: tel:+46 46 222 30 94

Administration

Managers and administration of divisions

Head of division

Magne Friberg, Magne [dot] Friberg [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se, 046 222 89 68

Finances, administration

Ella Bohlin, Ella [dot] Bohlin [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se046 222 95 59, Teams chat
Maria Roth, Maria [dot] Roth [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se, Teams chat

Human resources administration

Ewa Kralik, Ewa [dot] Kralik [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se046 222 79 21, Teams chat

Head of division

Staffan Bensch, Staffan [dot] Bensch [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se046 222 42 92

Finances, administration

Charlotta Thomaeus, Charlotta [dot] Thomaeus [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se046 222 45 98, Teams chat

Human resources administration

Izabella Kehlmeier, Izabella [dot] Kehlmeier [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se046 222 02 85, Teamschatt
Jessica Edwinsson, Jessica [dot] Edwinsson [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se, Teams chat

Head of division

Anders Nilsson, Anders [dot] Nilsson [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se, 070 346 25 66

Finances, administration

Anna Grahn, Anna [dot] Grahn [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se046 222 78 50, Teamschatt

Human resources administration

Izabella Kehlmeier, Izabella [dot] Kehlmeier [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se046 222 02 85, Teams chat
Jessica Edwinsson, Jessica [dot] Edwinsson [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se, Teams chat

 

Head of division

Mats Hansson, Mats [dot] Hansson [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se, 046 222 49 80

Finances, administration

Lena Magnusson, Lena [dot] Magnusson [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se046 222 93 35, Teamschatt

Human resources administration

Sara Bengtsson, Sara [dot] Bengtsson [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se046 222 93 50, Teamschatt

Head of division

Eric Warrant, Eric [dot] Warrant [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se, 046 222 93 41

Finances, administration

 Annika Hecktor, Annika [dot] Hecktor [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se046 222 92 12, Teamschatt

Human resources administration

Sara Bengtsson, Sara [dot] Bengtsson [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se046 222 93 50, Teamschatt

 

Finances, administration, budget and forcast

Peter Stenild Matthesen, Peter [dot] Stenild_Matthesen [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se046 222 77 97, Teamschatt

Magdalena Nilsson, Magdalena [dot] Nilsson [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se+46 46 222 92 95Teams chat

Human resources administration

Sara Bengtsson, Sara [dot] Bengtsson [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se046 222 93 50, Teamschatt

Head of unit

Niklas Wahlberg, Niklas [dot] Wahlberg [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se046 222 31 02

Finances, administration

Peter Stenild Matthesen, Peter [dot] Stenild_Matthesen [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se046 222 77 97, Teamschatt

Magdalena Nilsson, Magdalena [dot] Nilsson [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se+46 46 222 92 95Teams chat

Human resources administration

Ewa Kralik, Ewa [dot] Kralik [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se046 222 79 21, Teamschatt

Education administration

Director of Studies

Per Fredrik Johansson, per_fredrik [dot] johansson [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se046 222 73 17, Teams chat

Education administration

Jóhanna Bjarney Jónsdóttir, Johanna_Bjarney [dot] Jonsdottir [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se046 222 73 15, Teams chat

Administration

Juana Bernal, Juana [dot] Bernal [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se046 222 84 30Teams chat

Human resources administration

Connected to the divisions

Finances administration, budget and forecast

Magdalena Nilsson, Magdalena [dot] Nilsson [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se046 222 92 95Teams chat

Director of studies

Emma Kritzberg, Emma [dot] Kritzberg [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se046 222 40 79
Klas Flärdh, Klas [dot] Flardh [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se046 222 85 84

Education administration

Anna Grahn, Anna [dot] Grahn [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se046 222 78 50, Teams chat
Annika Hecktor, Annika [dot] Hecktor [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se046 222 92 12, Teams chat

Finances administration human resources administration

Connected to the divisions

Overall administration

Administrative manager

Joakim Nilsson, Joakim [dot] Nilsson [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se046 222 38 02, Teams chat

Communication

Inger Ekström, Inger [dot] Ekstrom [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se046 222 40 88, Teams chat

Anders Örtegren, Anders [dot] Ortegren [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se, 073 599 15 42, Teams chat

Administrative process management

Charlotta Thomaeus, Charlotta [dot] Thomaeus [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se046 222 45 98, Teams chat

Boards, groups and committees

The Board is the decision-making body at the Department of Biology. Board members are democratically elected. The Board includes 8 members of teaching staff, 3 doctoral or other students, and 3 other staff members. The head of the department is the chair. The administrative manager and the director of studies are co-opted to the Board. The term of office is three years, except for student representatives who only serve one year.

The Board is responsible for policy, budget and strategic matters as well as overall monitoring of the department activities. More information on the Board’s authority and duties can be found in the Faculty of Science delegation rules and the Lund University rules and regulations.

Chairperson

Jessica Abbott
Head of Department of Biology, Senior lecturer

Telephone: +46 46 222 93 04
E-mail: Prefekt [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Secretary

Joakim Nilsson
Head of administration

Telephone: +46 46 222 38 02
E-mail: Joakim [dot] Nilsson [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Board members

The following links go to contact information on Staff Pages.

Regular

The Department of Biology infrastructure group (BIG) is responsible for coordinating and developing the department’s infrastructure. The group advises the head of the department and the Biology Department Board and does not make binding decisions.

Here infrastructure means resources in the form of instruments and premises used for specific research purposes, often by several research groups, that require special resources such as staff and/or operating funds to be used efficiently and reliably. This includes what is used by the first-cycle courses and study programmes.

BIG’s remit does not include the biology library (which has its reference group), IT/computer/web helpdesk and the biological museums.

The applications annually submitted to the Faculty of Science’s infrastructure group are referred for consultation to BIG, which then delivers a comprehensive statement proposal from the department. On behalf of the faculty, BIG also keeps an inventory of heavy equipment.

Chairperson

Tobias Uller
Professor

Telephone: +46 46 222 30 94
E-mail: Tobias [dot] Uller [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Secretary

Erling Jirle
Research Engineer

Telephone: +46 46 222 49 99
E-mail: Erling [dot] Jirle [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Other members

The following links lead to contact information on external websites.

The BDR works with anything involving doctoral students. Briefly, BDR provides a link between doctoral students and the different boards. BDR also discusses raised problems encountered by doctoral students and conveys important information to all doctoral students. Among other things, they appoint doctoral student representatives for other groups and committees and arrange guest lectures. The BDR also organises department seminars where doctoral students are allowed to meet across subject boundaries and present their research to each other. Most importantly, any doctoral student in the Department of Biology is welcome to participate in BDR at any time!

The BDR has created a guide for new doctoral students (pdf, 569 kB, new tab). Here you will find tips and advice on most things involving life in Sweden, at Lund University and the Department of Biology.

Contact

Elana Engert
Doctoral Student
Evolutionary ecology and infections biology

E-mail: Elana [dot] Engert [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Council members

The following links lead to contact on Lund University's Staff Pages.

Deputy members

GUN serves as the department’s management body for undergraduate and Master’s education and has overall responsibility for the first and second cycle programmes. GUN works with first and second-cycle education issues. The group is also promoting the integration of all basic education activities.

Chairperson

Per Fredrik Johansson
Director of Studies

Telefon: 070 665 62 28
E-post: Per_Fredrik [dot] Johansson [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se (Per_Fredrik[dot]Johansson[at]biol[dot]lu[dot]se)

Secretary

Juana Bernal
Programme administrator

Telephone: +46 46 222 84 30
E-mail: Juana [dot] Bernal [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Other board members

The following links go to contact information on external websites.

Substitutes

Study advisors with the right to attend and make statements

On the Lund University Staff Pages you find information about what to do if you are subjected to abusive conduct

The Department of Biology combats all types of discrimination. If you feel that you are being discriminated against, contact one of the staff members or organisations under ‘Contact’, or one of the members of the group for gender equality and equal opportunities.

The Gender equality and equal opportunities group’s task is to draw attention to the problems that may exist in a workplace for those who are perceived as a minority. These are often problems not explicitly expressed by staff members but rather based on a cultural climate in society at large. It might entail indirectly having fewer opportunities to develop, change jobs, advance in their careers, etc., due to belonging to a certain group. Dividing people into groups instead of focusing on the individual is one of the main problems that we are trying to highlight.

Social norms of how various groups are, what jobs they are fit for, and who should naturally be in power, create indirect problems concerning employment and careers, for example. Chances are high that someone who fits the “mould” for that particular job or task is deemed more suitable and subsequently appointed, even though everyone, in principle, has equal rights and opportunities regardless of gender, ethnicity, age and/or sexuality. A system of discrimination may exist even though no one means any harm.

The group works to create a more inclusive workplace and raise awareness about any existing problems. We want to ensure that management sends a clear message about discrimination, and shows their staff that it is a priority. In this capacity, we promote discussions about gender equality and equal opportunities, compile information about the situation at the workplace, distribute books and articles about gender equality in one way or another, organise seminars and workshops, and offer help and support to anyone who is experiencing problems.

Chairperson

Anna Runemark
Associate senior lecturer

Telephone: +46 46 222 90 14
E-mail: Anna [dot] Runemark [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Other members

The group is open and everyone who wants to participate in the meetings is welcome.

Abusive conduct?

If you are subjected to abusive conduct you can contact these people.

The following links lead to external websites.

Important equality websites

The Head of the Department Council supports and advises the head of the department. The group convenes once a month.

Members

The following links go to contact information on external websites.

In case of emergency, you find all you need to know on Lund University Staff Pages.

The main task of the HMS committee is to monitor and coordinate the University- and faculty-wide policies regarding health, environment and safety, both for the Department of Biology and for the Centre for Environmental and Climate Science. The committee consists of four employer representatives, employee organisation representatives and one student representative.

More information about the department’s work environment efforts and health and safety representatives is available on the work environment pages.

Chairperson

Henrik Wendel
Facility manager

Telephone: +46 46 222 38 03
E-mail: Henrik [dot] Wendel [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Secretary

Elisabeth Gauger
Research Engineer

Telephone: +46 46 222 77 94
E-mail: Elisabeht [dot] Gauger [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Members of the HMS committee

The following links lead to contact information on external websites.

Health, environment and safety committee – working group (HMS-AU)

The HMS-AU is a link between the HMS committee and the activities at the Department of Biology. The working group ensures that work environment efforts are implemented by, among other things, making sure that the lab managers and heads of units are aware of what procedures and regulations need to be in place. The HMS-AU also ensures that the instructions and observations from the HMS committee are attended to and that statutory lists and registries are established and maintained.

Members of the Health, environment and safety committee – working group (HMS-AU)

The following links lead to our external website.

The reference group is advisory concerning the library’s services and the development of its collections. The group is also an information channel between the library and its representation areas. The term of office is three years and the group consists of the library manager, at least three representatives for the teachers, one representative for the library personnel and student representatives.

Chairperson

Kristina Holmin Verdozzi
Library manager
Library of Science

Telephone: +46 46 222 33 19
E-mail: Kristina [dot] Holmin_Verdozzi [at] science [dot] lu [dot] se

Other members

The following links go to contact information on Lund University's central website.

FUN’s job is to propose general guidelines and strategies regarding research studies to the Biology Department Board, and pursue matters that are relevant to doctoral students and supervisors. FUN’s objective is to raise the level of the PhD programme and the quality of PhD theses.

Chairperson

Emma Kritzberg
Professor

Telephone: +46 46 222 40 79
E-mail: Emma [dot] Kritzberg [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Klas Flärdh
Professor

Telephone: +46 46 222 85 84
E-mail: Klas [dot] Flardh [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Secretary

Annika Hecktor
Financial Administrator

Telephone: +46 46 222 93 12
E-mail: Annika [dot] Hecktor [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Other board members

The following links lead to contact information on the Staff Pages.

Chairperson

Nathalie Feiner
Researcher

E-mail: Nathalie [dot] Feiner [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Thursday seminars

We organise departmental seminars every Thursday at 13.15 in the Blue Hall in the Ecology building, on-site or via Zoom. The seminar group selects and hosts seminar speakers. Speakers at the seminars are usually external scientists who are leading figures in scientific areas relevant to researchers in the department. We serve fika (coffee) after each seminar to provide you with a meeting point for informal exchange.

Other members of the seminar group

The following links go to contact information on the Staff Pages.

Scientific and social activities (SACT)

We are working to integrate staff through scientific activities for all. Activities include seminars, bird watching, museum tours, mushroom picking excursions and such. Seminars are usually held on Thursdays, starting at 13:15 in the Blue Hall in the Ecology building. Excursions may take place at other times. Have a look at our internal Google calendar for interesting events.

Other members of SACT

The following links go to contact information on the Staff Pages.

Facility, IT and Museum personnel

Henrik Wendel, Henrik [dot] Wendel [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se, 046 222 38 03, facility manager

Elisabeth Gauger, Elisabeth [dot] Gauger [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se, 046 222 77 94, Klara inventory taker, hazardous waste, safety procedures.

Erling Jirle, Erling [dot] Jirle [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se, 046 222 49 99, Klara administrator, ionising radiation, IT Helpdesk.

Chatarina Mattson, Chatarina [dot] Mattson [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se, 046 222 77 87, greenhouse management, crops, alarm and climate systems.

Cecilia Ringstrand, Cecilia [dot] Ringstrand [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se, 046 222 93 17, caretaker in the Ecology building.

Nils Sundqvist, Nils [dot] Sundqvist [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se, 046 222 77 84, caretaker Biology building and greenhouses.

Jan Johansson, Jan [dot] Johansson [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se, 046 222 38 09, IT Helpdesk.

Karl Öberg, Karl [dot] Oberg [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se, 046 222 40 40, IT Helpdesk.

Niklas Wahlberg, Niklas [dot] Wahlberg [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se, 046 222 31 02, Director of the Biology Museum.

Ulf Arup, Ulf [dot] Arup [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se, 046 222 89 66, Museum curator Botanical collections.

Rune Bygebjerg, Rune [dot] Bygebjerg [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se, 046 222 93 30, Museum assistant Entomological collections.

Jonas Ekström, Jonas [dot] Ekstrom [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se, 046 222 03 70, Museum curator Zoological collections.

Fredrik Farhadian, Fredrik [dot] Farhadian [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se, 046 222 89 65, Museum assistant Botanical collections.

Patrik Frödén, Patrik [dot] Froden [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se, 046 222 89 77, Museum assistant Botanical collections.

Christoffer Fägerström, Christoffer [dot] Fagerstrom [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se, 046 222 84 56, Museum assistant Entomological collections.

Maria Mostadius, Maria [dot] Mostadius [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se, 046 222 45 41, Museum curator Zoological collections.

Jadranka Rota, Jadranka [dot] Rota [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se, 046 222 84 57, Museum curator Entomological collections.

Ellen Sandström, Ellen [dot] Sandstrom [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se, 046 222 95 58, Museum assistant Entomological collections.

Sigvard Svensson, Sigvard [dot] Svensson [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se, 046 222 40 61, Museum assistant Botanical collections.

Arne Thell, Arne [dot] Thell [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se, 046 222 89 78, Museum curator Botanical collections.

Torbjörn Tyler, Torbjorn [dot] Tyler [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se, 046 222 42 34, Museum curator Botanical collections.