Stefan Bertilsson

Unknown at Department of Ecology and Genetics, Limnology

Mobile phone:
+46 70 1679034
Visiting address:
Evolutionsbiologiskt centrum (EBC)
Norbyvägen 18 D
752 36 Uppsala
Postal address:
Norbyvägen 18 D
752 36 Uppsala

Short presentation

Stefan Bertilsson

Professor of Biology at the Department of Ecology and Genetics and Director for the SciLifeLab Microbial Single Cell Genomics Facility hosted by Uppsala University. Field of research: (i) Aquatic Microbial Ecology, (ii) Biogeochemistry, (iii) Environmental Genomics and single cell methodology. Ongoing research projects on microbial transformation and cycling of Carbon, Nitrogen, Mercury and associated elements in freshwaters, oceans, and the deep terrestrial biosphere.

Brief Bio:

1994: Master of Science in Biology, Uppsala University

1999: PhD in Water and Environmental Studies, Linköping University

1999-2002: Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

2002-2005: Wallenberg Fellow in Environment and Sustainability, Uppsala University

2005-2011: VR Researcher (Rådsforskare), Uppsala University

2009: Guest Researcher, University of Georgia-Athens, USA

2011-present: Professor, Uppsala University

2013-2015: Scientific Director, Science for Life Laboratory

2012-present: Director SciLifeLab Microbial Single Cell Genomics Facility

My research focus on the role of microorganisms in nature and foremost their ability to transform and redistribute central elements (e.g. carbon, nitrogen, mercury). In my research group we rely on a combination of molecular (DNA and RNA-based) methods, isotope tracers and analytical chemical tools to understand processes such as nitrogen fixation, autotrophic carbon fixation, mercury methylation (and demethylation) and degradation of biopolymers and organic pollutants. We also study predation, symbiosis and other interactions between microorganisms (microbial ecology) and their evolution. We work both exprimentally in the laboratory and in the field (lakes, oceans) and study microorganisms in more exotic environments such as polar ecosystems and the deep terrestrial biosphere.

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Stefan Bertilsson