Anders Andersson received his PhD in 2005 from KTH Royal Institute of Technology after graduate studies in functional genomics of archaea. Thereafter he conducted postdoctoral studies at the Karolinska Institute, University of California Berkeley, and at Uppsala University, working with metagenomics approaches to study microbial communities of different environments (the human gut microbiota, biofilms of acidic mines, and aquatic bacterioplankton communities). In 2010 Andersson returned to KTH and started up a research group in Environmental Genomics at the Science for Life Laboratory and he is now associate professor.
Andersson's group in Environmental Genomics at SciLifeLab in Stockholm develops and applies molecular and bioinformatics methods for studying microbial communities using meta-omics approaches. The group also has a strong focus on microbial ecology, where meta-omics data is used for deciphering the ecosystem function, regulation, and evolution of microbial populations. The main ecosystem under study is the Baltic Sea but also animal-associated and engineered ecosystems are studied. Andersson is also coordinating the work on molecular data in the Swedish Biodiversity Data Infrastructure (SBDI; www.biodiversitydata.se)