The molecular would is too small to be seen and felt. Instead representations like analogies, pictures, animations, video films, simulations and virtual reality techniques are used to describe the events and processes. But how do people interpret the representations? What do they learn?
My research interests range from protein chemistry, molecular interactions and cell biology to life science education. In collaboration with the members of our group, we are presently focused on students' construction of aperceptual complex, dynamic and emergent concepts as they interact with visual and multimodal representations used in the learning and teaching of molecular and cellular biosciences, chemistry and biology.
My educational background is MSc in mathematics, chemistry and biology from Uppsala and Göteborg Universities. I hold a PhD in Biochemistry from Umeå University with professor Sven Lindskog as supervisor. The PhD thesis concerned the catalytic mechanism of Carbonic Anhydrase II.
After my PhD, I worked as Researcher in a small biotechnology company, Symbicom AB, Umeå. From 1990 I worked as Assistant and Associate professor at the Department of Biochemistry, Umeå University.
In 2001, I became Associate professor at the Department of Cell Biology, Linköping University and from 2009 Professor at the Division of Information and Media Technology, Department of Science and Technology at Linköping university. In 2011, I was awarded a Contract professorship at Linköping university.
I am Chairman and Scientific leader of the National Graduate School in Science and Technology Education Research, FontD.