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Per earned his doctorate from the University of Copenhagen and did his post doctorate with Richard Hudson at UC Irvine. Per uses population genetics/omics in ecology and evolution. Per has worked as faculty at; the School of Biological Sciences (University of Bangor), Environmental Science, Policy and Management & Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (UC Berkeley), Department of Genetics, Microbiology and Toxicology (University of Stockholm) and Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (Harvard University).



I coordinate the MSc courses:

  • Principles of Population Genetics in Natural Populations
  • Practical Computing for Biologists

I also teach in the MSc course Polar Ecology, and the conservation genetics part of the BSc course Conservation Biology.

Supervision of MSc and PhD projects

I supervise MSc research projects in our Marine Biology master programme, mainly projects aimed at marine conservation based on population genetic assessments.

Prospective PhD students/post docs

If you are interested in conducting a PhD or postdoc in our group, feel free to make contact.

Education/Academic qualification

Population genetics, PhD, Development and use of molecular analyses for the study of North Atlantic populations of cetaceans, with emphasis on the humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae, Copenhagen University


Award Date: 13-Aug-1993

Population genetics, MSc, Restriction fragment pattern analysis of mitochondrial DNA in the North Atlantic minke whale, Balaenoptera acutorostrata, Copenhagen University


Award Date: 1-May-1989

Population Genetics, Professor, (Department of Genetics, Microbiology and Toxicology) , Stockholm University


Conservation Genetics, Hrdy Fellow in Conservation Biology, (sabbatical from Stockholm University), Harvard Univ, Harvard University


Conservation Genetics, Associate Professor, (Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, primary affiliation), University of California Berkeley


Conservation Genetics, Research Conservation Geneticst, (Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, secondary affiliation), University of California Berkeley


Conservation Genetics, Assistant Professor, (Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, primary affiliation), University of California Berkeley


Population Genetics, Assistant Professor, School of Biological Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, University of Wales, Deinol Road, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2UW, Wales, UK


Population Genetics, Senior researcher, Free University of Brussels


Population Genetics, Post doctoral researcher, (with Prof. Richard R. Hudson, sponsored by the Danish Research Council) , University of California-Irvine


Population Genetics, Post doctoral Researcher, (sponsored by the EU), University of Copenhagen


External positions

Adjunct Scientist, Center for Coastal Studies, Provincetown

1-Dec-2016 → …


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