We primarily use metagenomics (shotgun sequencing) and taxonomic marker gene (16S/18S rDNA) sequencing for deepening our understanding of microbial communities. Our major focus is the Baltic Sea, where our work follows two major trajectories: I) To model the microbial ecological network that underpins the pronounced season dynamics in microbial community composition of surface waters. II) To reconstruct the genomes of the most abundant microbial players. We are also involved in projects exploring other microbiomes, such as the human gut microbiota. To enable these projects we develop and optimize molecular as well as bioinformatics tools for community analysis.
Anders Andersson, PhD/PI/Associate professor
Jürg Brendan Logue, Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Joint collaboration between Lund University and KTH)
Luisa Hugerth, PhD-student
Yue Hu, PhD-student
Johannes Alneberg, PhD-student