lab members



Engy Ahmed comes from the warm and beautiful Egypt but she enjoys snow and she loves to be in the cold Sweden with us. She has been working on a SciLifeLab funded project on metagenomics from lake sediments and she has now completed her work.

Lu Han (Helen) is now back to China after being working in our group for two years. She has been working mostly with Engy on metagenomics from lake sediments but also on other projects dealing with the analysis of ancient DNA from plant remains.

Graduate students

Kevin Nota (PhD student). Kevin is from Holland has recently start working in our group. He is using shotgun sequencing and metabarcoding analysis of serially sampled datasets from environmental DNA extracted from lake and peat sediments from northern and southern Europe. Aims of his project is to  relate biodiversity with climate change and to  investigate glacial survival of boreal trees in Scandinavia..

Masoumeh Aahmoudi Shamsabad  (PhD student),

is originally from Iran. She has been working with us for 7 months conducting part of her PhD work. She works on the phylogeny and phylogeography of the Iran-Turanian species-complex Achantophyllum squarrosum.

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Undergraduate students (alumni)

Katerina Günter (Master student) has just completed her traineeship with us and she has been testing the possibility of sorting single pollen grains isolated from lake sediments prior to sequencing.

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Kathleen Crossen (PhD student) comes from Queen’s University in Belfast. She recently defended her thesis on the population dynamics of past and present populations of Pinus sylvestris in north-west Scotland (Wester Ross) and Ireland.