Short CV/Education and training

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

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

  • 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Selected publications

  • Growing in time: Exploring the molecular mechanisms of tree growth (2020) RS Kumar, RP Bhalerao, ME Eriksson, Tree Physiology,

  • Circadian clock components control daily growth activities by modulating cytokinin levels and cell division-associated gene expression in Populus trees (2018) KD Edwards, N Takata, M Johansson, M Jurca, O Novák, E Hényková, S Liverani, I Kozarewa, M Strnad, AJ Millar, K Ljung, ME Eriksson, Plant Cell & Environment 41 (6), 1468-1482.

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

  • Reviewer Board, Tree Physiology, since 2016

Other appointments

  • Board member of the forest biotechnology company SweTree Technologies AB, Sweden, since 2018

  • CEO of Woodheads AB, since 2017

  • Steering board member of Woodheads AB, since 2015

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

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

  • Member of promotions committée, Umeå University, since 2008

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

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


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