I defended my PhD in March 2003, at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, on the subject "Selection, Maternal Effects and Inbreeding in Reindeer Husbandry". My thesis includes theoretical and applied papers in both ecology and animal genetics. Part of my research was made in collaboration with prof. J.A. Woolliams at Roslin Institute, Edinburgh. After my PhD I was appointed Head of Statistics at Dalarna University and I was responsible for the development of a new Master Program in Statistics. During this time (2003-2005) I collaborated with the research department at Sveriges Riksbank, which resulted in a novel paper on capital risk assessment. I was a postdoctoral researcher in Carlborg's group at the Linnaeus Centre for Bioinformatics April 2005 till March 2008.
Together with my colleagues at Dalarna University I have developed the R package hglm which fits Hierarchical Generalized Linear Models, i.e. generalized linear models with random effects. I have also contributed to other R packages in statistical genetics including the R/qtl package.
During the past few years statistical modelling in genetics using the h-likelihood has been a major theme for me in my research. In this work I have collaborated closely with professor Y. Lee at Seoul National University and his colleagues.