Researcher. Marine Ecosystems Functioning
Molecular ecology and biotechnology, Climate change, Assessment of the marine environment health status
Anders Lanzén is an investigator in Marine Ecosystems Functioning of AZTI since 2018 partly supported by the IkerBasque Foundation. He has over 13 years of experience from the fields of genomics, bioinformatics, marine microbial ecology, application and development of computational sequence analysis methods. Central to this work is the utilisation of environmental genomics, i.e. DNA sequencing (metabarcoding and shotgun metagenomics) to reveal the structure and function of microbial communities, in order to better understand or monitor the impact of anthropogenic impacts such as contamination and climate change.
Anders obtained his PhD from the University of Bergen (Department of Biology), Norway, in 2013. Previous to and in parallel with his thesis work, he was employed as a bioinformatics programmer and later investigator at the Computational Biology Unit of the university. After his PhD and before starting at AZTI, Anders spent four years as an investigator in NEIKER, first supported by a Marie Curie mobility grant. Anders has authored or co-authored over 40 peer-reviewed publications, including in Nature and PNAS, and has teaching experience from international and national workshops in bioinformatics, as a MSc supervisor and PhD co-supervisor.