I’m an associate professor (docent) in microbial ecology since 2006. I got my PhD in biochemistry at the Lund University on biochemical studies of ligninolytic enzyme systems of white-rot fungi. This was followed by a two-year post-doctoral stay in the Daniel Cullen laboratory at the Forest Product Laboratory (USDA) in Madison, U.S., investigating heterologous expression of ligninolytic peroxidases in Aspergillus.
Presently my primary interest is fungal-plant interactions and specifically ectomycorrhizal (ECM) interactions. Our goal is to understand the molecular background of both the symbiotic and the saprophytic lifestyles of these fungi. Research is including both genomic and transcriptional investigations using different platforms such as next generation sequencing (NGS) and microarray analyses. For these purposes we are running an Illumina MiSeq sequencing facility which is also providing public services.
My teaching is on various courses, both on under graduate and graduate level. For some time the department is running a national research school in genomic ecology (Geneco) in which I’m teaching genomics and global transcriptional analyses.
Retrieved from Lund University's publications database
- Bacterial Community Analysis of Drinking Water Biofilms in Southern Sweden
- Convergent losses of decay mechanisms and rapid turnover of symbiosis genes in mycorrhizal mutualists.
- Evidence for Positive Selection within the PgiC1 Locus in the Grass Festuca ovina.
- The carbon starvation response of the ectomycorrhizal fungus Paxillus involutus.
- A moth pheromone brewery: production of <i>(Z)</i>-11-hexadecenol by heterologous co-expression of two biosynthetic genes from a noctuid moth in a yeast cell factory
- Carbon availability triggers the decomposition of plant litter and assimilation of nitrogen by an ectomycorrhizal fungus
- Genomics and Spectroscopy Provide Novel Insights into the Mechanisms of Litter Decomposition and Nitrogen Assimilation by Ectomycorrhizal Fungi
- The molecular components of the extracellular protein-degradation pathways of the ectomycorrhizal fungus Paxillus involutus.
- Archaeal abundance in relation to root and fungal exudation rates
- Long-term effect of apatite on ectomycorrhizal growth and community structure.
- The Littorina sequence database (LSD) - an online resource for genomic data.
- The ectomycorrhizal fungus Paxillus involutus converts organic matter in plant litter using a trimmed brown-rot mechanism involving Fenton chemistry.
- Diversity of bacteria associated with grassland soil nematodes of different feeding groups.
- Expansion of signal pathways in the ectomycorrhizal fungus Laccaria bicolor- evolution of nucleotide sequences and expression patterns in families of protein kinases and RAS small GTPases.
- Global transcriptional analysis of pheromone biosynthesis-related genes in the female turnip moth, <i>Agrotis segetum</i> (Noctuidae) using a custom-made cDNA microarray.
- Variation in host specificity and gene content in strains from genetically isolated lineages of the ectomycorrhizal fungus Paxillus involutus s. lat.
- A microarray for large-scale genomic and transcriptional analyses of the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) and other passerines
- Key biosynthetic gene subfamily recruited for pheromone production prior to the extensive radiation of Lepidoptera
- Paralysis of nematodes: shifts in the transcriptome of the nematode-trapping fungus Monacrosporium haptotylum during infection of Caenorhabditis elegans
- Transcriptional analysis of the pheromone gland of the turnip moth, <i>Agrotis segetum</i> (Noctuidae), reveals candidate genes involved in pheromone production.
- An experimental screen for genes that have undergone a period of accelerated evolution
- Comparison of gene expression in trap cells and vegetative hyphae of the nematophagous fungus Monacrosporium haptotylum
- Global patterns of gene regulation associated with the development of ectomycorrhiza between birch (Betula pendula Roth.) and Paxillus involutus (Batsch) fr.
- Identification of genes differentially expressed in extraradical mycelium and ectomycorrhizal roots during Paxillus involutus-Betula pendula ectomycorrhizal symbiosis
- Selective foraging of fungi by collembolans in soil
- Spatial patterns of gene expression in the extramatrical mycelium and mycorrhizal root tips formed by the ectomycorrhizal fungus Paxillus involutus in association with birch (Betula pendula) seedlings in soil microcosms
- Differential regulation of mnp2, a new manganese peroxidase-encoding gene from the ligninolytic fungus Trametes versicolor PRL 572
- Improving the pathogenicity of a nematode-trapping fungus by genetic engineering of a subtilisin with nematotoxic activity.
- Size and complexity of the nuclear genome of the ectomycorrhizal fungus Paxillus involutus.
- Evolution of fungal genomes
- Genome ecology of ectomycorrhizal fungi
- The role of Archaea in soil carbon and nitrogen turnover