Paco Cardenas

Curator at Museum of Evolution, Zoology

Visiting address:
Villavägen 9
752 36 Uppsala
Postal address:
Norbyvägen 16
752 36 Uppsala

Visiting researcher at Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences, Research; Pharmacognosy

Visiting address:
BMC, Husargatan 3
75124 Uppsala
Postal address:
Box 591
75124 Uppsala

Short presentation

I am in charge of the zoology collections at the Museum of Evolution, including the Linnaean historical collection (animal specimens from Linnaeus' collection or time in Uppsala).

My expertise in taxonomy is in sponges (Porifera), especially in the order Tetractinellida, a worldwide group of Demospongiae, particularly present in the deep-sea.

List of new species and new taxa described by me and collaborators (source: Wikispecies).

  • Undergraduate studies in Toulouse (France) and the University of Texas (Austin, TX).
  • Masters at the 'Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle', Paris, France.
  • PhD in Biology at the University of Bergen, Norway (2006-2010): PhD thesis dowloadable:

Post-doctoral research:

  • Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France (2010-2011)
  • Uppsala University, Dept. of Organismal Biology, Uppsala, Sweden (2011-2014)
  • Uppsala University, Dept. of Medicinal Chemistry, Uppsala Sweden (2014-2015).


  • Uppsala University, Dept. of Medicinal Chemistry, Uppsala Sweden (2015-2020).
  • Uppsala University, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Biosciences, Uppsala Sweden (2020-now).
  • Docent in Pharmacognosy (Dec. 2020).

Curator of zoology (from Oct. 2022)

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Paco Cardenas