Karsten Pedersen is CEO and co-founder of Microbial Analytics Sweden AB. Micans is an independent consulting laboratory with personal contacts and good service that offer laboratory testing, problem solving and consulting in microbiological issues. The well-equipped laboratory is ISO 17025 accredited, has extensive expertise and all the equipment required for qualified microbiological laboratory services, tests and analyzes. See more on our homepage www.micans.se Karsten Pedersen obtained his PhD degree 1982 at Department of Microbiology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden with a thesis on microbial biofilms in seawater. His present affiliation is at Microbial Analytics Sweden AB, www.micans.se. Pedersen has 30 years of experience in undergraduate and graduate teaching at Gothenburg University. He has supervised 23 undergraduates in their research tasks and 11 graduate (Ph. D.) students, taught 2700 undergraduate lecture hours and has been director of studies for 7 years. Since 1987, his research interests are on microbial ecosystems that dwell underground in deep Scandinavian bedrock aquifers. Diversity, activity and distribution of microorganisms in the deep underground are main themes that have been split up in many different research activities over the years. He has presently published more than 100 papers, reviews and book chapters in peer-reviewed international scientific press and he has written many reports for national and international research agencies. You can browse through these publications here: https://micans.se/publications-books-and-reports He was chairman for the European Science Foundation (ESF) Scientific program on groundwater pollution, GPoll, duration 1998-2001. He was leader for work package 2 in the Horizon 2020 project "Microbiology in Nuclear Waste Disposal" (MIND) 2015 - 2019. He takes on ad hoc peer-review tasks for a wide range of scientific journal and is on the editorial board for several journals. He was contracted as expert and have written 150 articles on microbiology and reviewed 370 articles for the Swedish lexicon ”Nationalencyklopedin. His research has over the years been frequently presented in newspapers and magazines, radio and TV.
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