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Anna Székely

Anna Székely
Environmental microbiologist leading the Swedish Environmental Epidemiology Center (SEEC) and coordinating the development of eDNA-based assessment of Swedish inland waters. Research interest in microbial ecology of aquatic systems, spanning from wastewater to pristine freshwater springs, with the aim to deepen our comprehension of the factors influencing microbial communities and their functions.


Ongoing projects:

  • Swedish Environmental Epidemiology Center, a holistic pandemic preparedness capability for health-related environmental research and surveillance
  • Pepper Mild Mottle Virus (PMMoV) an unexpected but efficient human faeces indicator in service of public health and environmental protection
  • Evaluation of the use of genomic analysis of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in wastewater in South Africa and Sweden
  • EnBiFlu, testing the efficiency of multifaceted environmental assessment of avian influenza threats and outbreaks
  • Development of eDNA-based ecosystem status monitoring of habitat aquatic types and species

Environmental analysis

For information about current wastewater levels of monitored viruses, please visit:


Selected publications


Researcher at the Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment; Division of Microbial Ecology
Postal address:
Institutionen för vatten och miljö
Box 7050
750 07 UPPSALA
Visiting address: Lennart Hjelms väg 9, Uppsala

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