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Robin Andersson

Robin Andersson



November 2010

Awarded PhD in Bioinformatics at Uppsala University, Sweden. Advisor: Prof. Jan Komorowski, Co-advisors: Prof. Jan Dumanski and Prof. Claes Wadelius. PhD studies resulted in 15 publications in scientific journals.

June 2004

Awarded Master of Science in Computer Science, Institute of Technology, Linköping University, Sweden. Main study profile was theoretical Computer Science.


January 2011 - present

Postdoctoral research fellow at the Section for Computational and RNA Biology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark in the group of Prof. Albin Sandelin. Research primarily focused on transcriptional regulation via enhancers and their emanating RNAs.

January 2005 – November 2010

PhD student at the Linnaeus Centre for Bioinformatics, Uppsala University, Sweden. Research focused on computational analyses of chromatin and chromosomal aberrations.

June 2004 – December 2004

Research Assistant at The Linnaeus Centre for Bioinformatics, Uppsala University, Sweden. Work mainly focused on development of a functional genomics toolkit in Rosetta, a software suite for Rough Sets, and making of a new undergraduate course: Knowledge-based Systems in Bioinformatics.


Teaching assistant in an undergraduate course on imperative programming in Ada 95, Institute of Technology, Linköping University, Sweden.

BIBLIOMETRICS (as of June 26, 2014)

25 peer-reviewed publications (see list of publications) and 4 manuscripts currently under review. Citation statistics (Google scholar): sum of the times cited: 937; h-index: 14.


2011 – 2014: Supervision of five Master Students at The Bioinformatics Centre, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2008: Supervision of one Master Student at The Linnaeus Centre for Bioinformatics, Uppsala University, Sweden


Multiple review assignments for Bioinformatics (Oxford Univ. Press) and Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (Springer)


2010 – present: Member of the Functional Annotation of Mammals (FANTOM) consortium


  • Systematic in vivo characterization of active enhancers across the human body, The Biology of Genomes meeting 2013, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA. May 7-11, 2013
  • Systematic characterization of transcribed enhancers and regulatory architectures across the human body, NordForsk meeting on non-coding RNAs 2012, Hurtigrutten, Norway, October 20-22, 2012
  • Associations between transcribed enhancers and promoters in K562 erythroblastoid leukemia cell line, NordForsk meeting on non-coding RNAs 2011, Copenhagen, Denmark, September 28, 2011
  • A Segmental Maximum A Posteriori Approach to Array-CGH Copy Number Profiling, Third arrayCGH-MC meeting in Leuven, Belgium, September 13-17, 2006
  • RoSy: A Rough Knowledge Base System, 10th International Conference on Rough Sets, Fuzzy sets, Data Mining and Granular Computing (RSFDGrC'05), Regina, Canada, Sept 1-3, 2005


  • RNA-based characterization of regulatory regions, Biotech Research and Innovation Centre, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, June 27, 2014
  • Enhancer RNAs and their biogenesis, The Center for Molecular Life Sciences, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland, Oct 7, 2013
  • An atlas of transcribed enhancers across human primary cells and tissues, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark, May 3, 2012
  • Cell-type specificity of transcribed enhancers and association with regulated promoters, RIKEN Yokohama Institute, Japan, October 20, 2011
  • Impact of alternative promoter usage, RIKEN Yokohama Institute, Japan, February 21, 2011
  • On chromatin, transcription and transcriptional regulation, The Bioinformatics Centre, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, August 17, 2010
  • Copy Number Profiling from Array-CGH Data, Bioinformatical Seminars, ICM Warsaw University and LCB Uppsala University, Warsaw, Poland, March 6, 2006

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