Hi! I'm a postdoc in Bioinformatics in Åsa Johansson's group at Uppsala University in Uppsala, Sweden.
The main aim of my postdoctoral position is to develop methods for detection of human diseases. We aim to employ machine learning approaches for more accurately predict complex genetic diseases - that is, diseases caused by more than one genetic factor - based on your genome.
Previously, I was a PhD-student in Bioinformatics at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences under the supervision of Pr. Erik Bongcam-Rudloff.
My PhD was about assessing the anthropogenic impact on West Indian Ocean coral reefs, as well as developping new methods for metagenomics. Coral reefs are one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet, they face great challenges, and their population is rapidly declining. They are threatened by the rise of ocean temperature, by unsustainable fishing practices and pollution from industries. The coral microbiome - the microbes that live inside the coral - is heavily changing in polluted areas. We used a combination of cutting-edge methods on the coral mucus, surrouding water and sediments to sequence the DNA and the genes of these microbes. They might give insight of how to better protect the coral from aggressors, and if polluted areas are less resistant to climate change!
I also have a great interest for open source software and open science, and am an active instructor for The Carpentries.