Short CV/Education and training

  • 1994
    B.Sc. in Biology, Uppsala University, Sweden

  • 1995
    M.Sc. in Molecular Biology, Umeå University, Sweden

  • 1995 – 2000
    Ph.D. student at Dept. of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå, Sweden

  • 2001 – 2003
    Marie Curie Individual Research Fellow, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Warwick University, UK

  • 2003 – 2008
    The Swedish research council FORMAS funded Assistant Professor Position, Dept. of Plant Physiology, Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC), Umeå University, Sweden

  • 2009 – 2010
    Time limited Lecturer, Dept. of Plant Physiology, UPSC, Umeå University, Sweden

  • 2010 – 2014
    The Swedish governmental research council for innovation systems (VINNOVA) and EU funded VINNMER Marie Curie International Qualification Fellowship at Dept. of Plant Physiology, UPSC, with international qualification spending about 50% of my time (October 2010 – January 2014) at Dept. of Plant Sciences, Cambridge University, UK

  • 2010 – 2016
    Researcher, Dept. of Plant Physiology, UPSC

  • 2016
    Senior Lecturer in Plant Cell- and Molecular Biology, Dept.of Plant Physiology, UPSC

Selected publications

  • Peer-reviewed articles:

  • Norén L, Kindgren P, Stachula P, Rühl M, Eriksson ME, Hurry V, Strand Å. (2016) Circadian and Plastid Signaling Pathways Are Integrated to Ensure Correct Expression of the CBF and COR Genes during Photoperiodic Growth. Plant Physiology 171: 1392-1406

  • Eriksson ME, Hoffman D, Kaduk M, Mauriat M, Moritz T (2014) Transgenic hybrid aspen trees with increased gibberellin (GA) levels suggest that GA acts in parallel with FLOWERING LOCUS T2 to control shoot elongation. New Phytologist. Article first published online: 10 NOV 2014; DOI: 10.1111/nph.13144

  • Takata N, Eriksson ME (2012) A simple and efficient transient transformation protocol for hybrid aspen (Populus tremula x P. tremuloides). Plant Methods, 8: 30

  • Cooke JEK, Eriksson ME, Junttila O. (2012) The Dynamic Nature of Bud Dormancy in Trees: Environmental Control and Molecular Mechanisms. Plant Cell Environ 35: 1707-1728, Review article

  • Eriksson ME, Webb AAR (2011) Plant cell responses to cold are all about timing. Curr Opin Plant Biol, 14: 731-737, Review article

  • Ashelford K, Eriksson ME, Allen CM, D'Amore L, Johansson M, Gould P, Kay S, Millar AJ, Hall N and Hall A (2011) Full genome re-sequencing reveals a novel circadian clock mutation in Arabidopsis. Genome Biology, 12: R28 – Highly accessed article

  • Book chapters:

  • McWatters HG, Eriksson ME (2016) Plant circadian rhythms, Encyclopedia of Life Sciences, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Based in part on 2007 publication (below)

  • Mikael Johansson M, Ramos-Sánchez JM, Conde D, Ibáñez C, Takata N, Allona I, Eriksson ME (2015) Role of the circadian clock in cold acclimation and winter dormancy in perennial plants. In Advances in dormancy. Ed Anderson J, Springer New York

  • Johansson M, Ibáñez C, Takata N, Eriksson ME (2014) The perennial clock is an essential timer for seasonal growth events and cold hardiness, Ed Staiger D, Methods in Molecular Biology, Springer Verlag

  • Johansson M, Takata N, Ibáñez C, Eriksson ME (2014) Protocols for monitoring seasonal effects in Populus, Ed Staiger D, Methods in Molecular Biology, Springer Verlag

  • McWatters HG, Eriksson ME, (2007) Plant circadian rhythms, Encyclopedia of Life Sciences, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd

  • Patent applications:

  • Eriksson M, Takata N, Johansson M (2013) Plants having improved growth properties, Patent application, PCT filed 2013-03-06, WO2013133753

  • Eriksson M, Moritz T, Israelsson M, and Olsson O. Transgenic trees exhibiting growth, biomass production and xylem fibre length, and methods for their production. WO0166777A1

Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Swedish member of the Multinational Arabidopsis Steering Committee (MASC)

  • Member of Editorial Board of Scientific Reports, 2014-2015

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Additional interests

  • 2005-2007, Member of the Dept. of Plant Physiology steering committee, Umeå University

  • 2005-present, Member of Woodheads AB; a researcher owned holding company and funding member/part owner of the Swedish forest biotechnology company SweTree Technologies

  • 2008-present, Member of promotions committée, Umeå University

  • 2012-present, Task force leader, Berzelii Centre, Umeå Plant Science Centre, Umeå University

  • 2015-2017, Steering board member of Umeå Plant Science Centre

  • 2015-present, Steering board member of Woodheads AB

  • 2017-present, CEO of Woodheads AB


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