Picture of Fabien Burki

He searches for new species

In our world, there is a large amount of life too small for us to see. Fabien Burki studies these microoganisms and tries to understand their relationships. 

Read an interview with Fabien Burki.
More researcher portraits.

Ancient DNA facility

The SciLifeLab Ancient DNA Facility (ADF) provides analysis a service for a wide range of purposes. We provide processing of samples in our state-of-the-art cleanroom laboratory, and computational analysis optimized for ancient DNA sequence data. We can provide customized analysis based on user requirements and assist in project development.

SciLifeLab is a Swedish national initiative to support scientific research. ADF operates on at-cost basis, and in addition provide subsidized analysis for Swedish and international academic users.

Visit the Ancient DNA facility website. 

Are you aiming for a PhD?

As a graduate student, you get training in a scientific approach to the world around you, and you will learn and practice how to think critically and analytically. Moreover, you will independently and together with colleagues solve scientific problems and also you receive training in research ethics as well as pedagogy. If you are interested to start graduate studies, contact the research program  that you are interested in. You can also contact the director of postgraduate studies, if you want to know more about how to become a PhD student, and about which topics and research tasks that may exist.

Postgraduate studies

Popular science presentations


We have put together a couple of short presentations in a popular science format that will give the non-scientist some insight into organismal biology. Our intention is to inspire interest into the biology subject and to provide a brief introduction to our research. 

To the presentations

The Wallenberg foundation has also made videos featuring research from our department.
A video about Human Evolution and the origins of Scandinavians.

A video about Evolution and the origin of life

Last modified: 2022-12-28