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Tamlyn Gangiah

Tamlyn Gangiah
I am a PhD student in the Soil Biology research group. I am passionate about scientific research that intersects between molecular biology, microbiology, bioinformatics, and omics approaches. My current research is focused on exploring the nitrogen cycling related traits of fungi in Sweden's boreal forests using metatranscriptomic markers.


Carbon and Nitrogen cycling practical - Soil biology and biogeochemical cycles - MSc course BI1322 (15 credits)

Soil biology practical - Soil sciences (Markvetenskap) - BSc course MV0219 (15 credits)



We established a long-term experiment in a low-productive pine forest in northern Sweden that was visited after twelve years, which comprised four levels of harvest intensity: fully clear-cut (0%), 30% or 60% of evenly distributed trees retained, and unlogged (100%) plots. Our focus will be to examine fungal community composition, nutrient stocks, and extracellular protease and chitinase expression by these fungi and the partitioning of resources across treatment groups. Furthermore, we aimed to study the long-term effects of different management histories on microbial diversity by examining secondary forests planted after clear-cutting (~60 years ago), long continuity forests (only subjected to selective logging), and forests that have never undergone clear-cutting. This comprehensive research will contribute valuable insights into the intricate interplay between forestry practices, microbial communities, and nutrient cycling processes in boreal forests.



Master of Science in Medicine, specialising in Bioinformatics, from University of Cape Town, South Africa. 2022

Bachelor of Science in Genetics (Honours), from University of Pretoria, South Africa. 2018

Bachelor of Science in Genetics and Biochemistry, from University of Cape Town, South Africa. 2017




Emelie Gidlöf (Soil biology and biogeochemical cycles literature project)


Doctoral Student at the Department of Soil and Environment; Soil biology
Postal address:
Institutionen för mark och miljö
Box 7014
750 07 Uppsala
Visiting address: Lennart Hjelms väg 9, Uppsala