Prof Dan Andersson

Dan I. Andersson (PhD), Professor in Medical Bacteriology at Uppsala University, Sweden, is a bacterial geneticist and a microbiologist who uses experimental evolution, genetics and mathematical modeling to study bacterial evolution. Current research is focused on the evolution of antibiotic resistance, mechanisms of evolution of new genes by de novo and duplication-divergence mechanisms, constraints on horizontal gene transfer and fitness consequences of mutations. He has supervised 25 PhD students and 10 postdocs and published 150 primary research papers, reviews and book chapters. He is a fellow of the American and European Academies of Microbiology, The Royal Society of Sciences in Uppsala and the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences in Sweden.