People

Principal Investigator

Dr. Paco Cárdenas
paco.cardenas@ilk.uu.se

PhD students

Msc. Karin Steffen
karin.steffen@ilk.uu.se
Project: Linking Genomics and Metabolomics in the deep-sea sponge Geodia barretti

Msc. Vasiliki Koutsouveli
vasiliki.koutsouveli@ilk.uu.se or V.Koutsouveli@nhm.ac.uk
Project: Structure, dispersal and connectivity patterns of key sponge species from cold waters and deep sea: from reproductive strategies to chemical features

(in collaboration with the Natural History Museum, London, Dr. Ana Riesgo's Lab)

Jayani Gamage
jayani_gamage@ymail.com
Project: Integrative taxonomy of Sri Lankan shallow water demosponges and characterization of bioactive compounds from Rhabdastrella species.

In collaboration Dr. Sunithi Gunasekera and Dr. Chamari M. Hettiarachchi (Dept. of Chemistry, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka).

Lakmini Kosgahakumbura
lakminikosgahakumbura23@gmail.com
Project: Investigation of the marine sponge biodiversity of Sri Lanka and identification of bioactive sponge natural products against infectious diseases and cancer cell lines

In collaboration Dr. Sunithi Gunasekera and Dr. Chamari M. Hettiarachchi (Dept. of Chemistry, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka).

Master students

Other students

Lidia Habtemikael (summer SOFOSKO student, 2017-2018)
Michaela Lindh (summer SOFOSKO student, 2017-2018)
Florian Krau (Wageningen University, The Netherlands, summer 2018)

Past students

Xavier Oleart i Martinez (Master student, ERASMUS, University of Barcelona, 2015)
Patrick Johnsson (Master student, autumn 2016)
Patryk Nilsson (Master student, autumn 2016)
Andre Matty (Master student, autumn 2016)
Merran Dunford (Master student, ERASMUS, University of Bath, UK, autumn 2016)
Gabriella Krogius (Master student, spring 2017)
Tareq Aljazar (Master student, spring 2017)
Johanna Villén (Master student, autumn 2017)
Kenneth Sandovall (Master student, Wageningen University, The Netherlands, autumn 2017)

Past visiting researchers:
Dr. Noer Kasanah, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Visiting Researchers

External collaborators

Dr. Ana Riesgo (Natural History Museum, London, UK).

Dr. Joana R. Xavier (CIIMAR, Matosinhos, Portugal)

Prof. Hans Tore Rapp (Bergen University, Bergen, Norway)

Dr. Gabriella Tompkins (Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada)

Dr. Astrid Schuster (CIIMAR, Matosinhos, Portugal)

Prof. Gordon Love (University of California, Riverside, USA)

Ass. Prof. Detmer Sipkema (Wageningen University, The Netherlands)

Last modified: 2022-12-16