Junior Faculty

Organization

Junior Faculty is organized by a group of junior researchers, the steering group. The steering group members plan and organize all events, sometimes in collaboration with others. We meet approximately once a month and strive to have steering group members from as many research areas as possible.

Junior Faculty receives financial support from the Disciplinary Domains of Science and Technology and Medicine and Pharmacy but we are currently working on also including Humanities and Social Sciences.

The steering group is always open for new members. Please e-mail the Junior Faculty administrator at juniorfaculty@bmc.uu.se if you would like to join us!

Current steering group

Elisabeth Bolund (chair 2017)
Year of dissertation: 2009
Academic position: Assistant professor (forskarassistent)
Department: Ecology and Genetics (TekNat)
Research interest: Life-history evolution and quantitative genetics, with a focus on sex differences  
Something about me: I like reading, cooking and enjoying the sun.
Hidden talent: I know quite a few song lyrics by heart.
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Magnus Lundgren (vice chair 2017)
Year of dissertation: 2007
Academic position: Assistant professor (forskarassistent)
Department: Cell and Molecular Biology (TekNat)
Research interest: The CRISPR prokaryotic immune system and its applications
Something about me: Active member of Amnesty International
Hidden talent: I like cooking for its mix of culture, art and science
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Andrea Hinas (administrator)
Year of dissertation: 2007
Academic position: Researcher (group leader)
Department: Cell and Molecular Biology (TekNat)
Research interest: The role of membrane-associated proteins in RNA interference and cell-cell transport of RNA
Something about me: Besides science, I spend most of my time hanging out with my family but I also enjoy running and reading books.
Hidden talent: I play the cello. This talent is becoming more and more hidden but I plan to at some point make it back to the University symphony orchestra.
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Ronald van den Berg (steering group member)
Year of dissertation: 2009
Academic position: forskare (docent)
Department: Psychology (HumSam)
Research interests: Computational models of visual perception and cognition
Something about me: Born in Netherlands, moved to Sweden in 2015
Hidden talent: making really unhealthy but tasty tiramisu
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Carl Caleman (steering group member)
Year of dissertation: 2007
Academic position: Researcher (group leader)
Department: Physics and Astronomy (TekNat)
Research interest: Interaction between intense xray pulses and matter
Something about me: I like the sea.  
Hidden talent: I sometimes sew clothes for the kids to play in.  
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Lionel Guy (steering group member)
Year of dissertation: 2007
Academic position: Assistant professor (forskarassistent)
Department: Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology (MedFarm)
Research interest: Evolutionary Microbiology, broadly. Evolution of host adaptation in intracellular bacteria, with Legionella as a model
Something about me: There’s no better way to get a break from science and family life than to sing! I’m member of Orphei Drängar, a male voice choir.
Hidden talent: can detect a stinky 3D pie-chart from a kilometer.
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Maria Hahlin (steering group member)
Year of dissertation: 2010
Academic position: Post doctoral research fellow (foass)
Department: Physics and Astronomy (TekNat)
Research interest: X-ray based spectroscopy, Li-ion batteries
Something about me: I can count to 31 on five fingers.
Hidden talent: Sample transfers ☺
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Sanna Koskiniemi (steering group member)
Year of dissertation: 2010
Academic position: Associate senior lecturer (biträdande lektor)
Department: Cell and Molecular Biology (TekNat)
Research interest: Bacterial competition systems and their role in bacterial pathogenesis.
Something about me: When I’m not doing science I like to be outdoors and regularly go hiking or skiing.
Hidden talent: Solving mysteries in crime novels and thrillers.
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Peter Lönn (steering group member)
Year of dissertation: 2010
Academic position: Researcher
Department: Immunology, Genetics, and Pathology (MedFarm)
Research interest: Cell signaling and developing high-throughput methods to measure proteins, interactions and modifications in parallel.
Something about me: I have competed in alpine skiing and I still enjoy skiing both on- and off-piste. I also like playing squash.
Hidden talent: I learned to surf while living in San Diego. After a day in the lab, there is no better way to experience southern California sunsets.
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Erik Marklund (steering group member)
Department: Chemistry BMC (TekNat)

Sabine Otto (steering group member)
Department: Peace and Conflict Research (HumSam)
 

Alexandra Petrulevich (steering group member)
Year of dissertation: 2016
Academic position: researcher
Department: Scandinavian Languages (HumSam)
Research interests: onomastics, language contact, language history, language geography, GIS
Hidden talent: can do shirshasana (headstand)
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Mohammad Sarraf (steering group member)
Year of dissertation: 2015
Academic position: Researcher
Department: IBF- Institute for Housing and Urban Research
Research interest: Architecture & Urban Planning (HumSam)
Something about me: I like biking.  
Hidden talent: I am still searching for it!
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Reza Younesi (steering group member)
Year of dissertation: 2012
Academic position: Assistant professor (forskarassistent)
Department: Chemistry Ångström Laboratory (TekNat)
Research interest: Electrochemistry and Batteries
Something about me: I love learning about space and the universe
Hidden talent: Futsal
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Senior advisors

Linus Sandegren (steering group member 2011-2016)
Year of dissertation: 2004
Academic position: Associate professor    
Department: Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology (MedFarm)
Research interest: Dynamics and spread of antibiotic resistance plasmids.
Something about me: Crazy flyfisherman.
Hidden talent: Expert in detecting the perfectly ripe avocado.
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Anna Rosling (steering group member 2013-2016)
Academic position: Senior Lecturer
Department: Ecology and Genetics (TekNat)