Personal

500117-1668, Swedish citizen, female. Married to Kåre Bremer, two children.

Address

BERGIUS FOUNDATION, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Bergius Botanic Garden, SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden, Voice +46 8 545 91 701 / +46 8 16 27 90
E-mail: birgitta.bremer@bergianska.se
Web: http://www.bergianska.se

Academic Education, Degrees

  • Bitr. Professor (Professor) 1994, Uppsala University
  • Docent (Associate Professor) in Systematic Botany 1987, Stockholm University
  • Postdoc (Research Associate) at the Missouri Botanical Garden, Sept. 1985 - May 1986
  • FD (Ph. D.) in Botany 1980, SU, Taxonomy of Schistidium (Grimmiaceae, Bryophyta), supervisor Dr Elsa Nyholm, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm
  • FK in Chemistry and Biology, Stockholm University, 1973

Current Academic Position

Professor Bergianus, Head of the Bergius Foundation and the Bergius Botanic Garden, at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA), 2002-. Also head of (ämnesföreträdare) Plant Systematics at Stockholm University (from 2004-06-30).

Previous Academic Positions

  • Professor in Plant Molecular Systematics, Uppsala University, from February 2000 (between 2002 - 2004-06-30, 25 %)
  • Head of Department of Systematic Botany, Uppsala University, 2000-2001
  • University Lecturer in Biology, Uppsala University, November 1990-January 2000
  • University Lecturer in Systematic Botany, Stockholm University, 1983-1990
  • Forskarassistent (Assistent Professor) in Systematic Botany, Stockholm University, 1981-1982

Supervision

Supervised (head supervisor) 7 Ph.D. theses:

  • Kent Kainulainen, 2011
  • Maria Backlund, 2005
  • Jenny Smedmark, 2004
  • Per Kornhall, 2004
  • Henrik Lantz, 2003
  • Katarina Andreasen, 1997
  • Bengt Sennblad, 1997

Postdocs

  • Kent Kainulainen, 2011-... KVA
  • Ulrika Manns, 2008-2010 KVA
  • Jenny Smedmark, 2006-2010 KVA
  • Arnaud Mouly, 2007-2009 KVA
  • Catarina Rydin, 2006-2007 KVA
  • Mariano Avino, 2007-2008 KVA
  • Kjell Bolmgren, 2005-2006 KVA
  • Jesper Kårehed, 2003-2004 KVA
  • Sylvain Razafimandimbison, 2001-2004 VR and KVA
  • Bengt Oxelman, 1997-1998 NFR (six months)
  • Tim McDowell, 1996 NFR (ca 1 year)

Rewards and Evaluation

  • The Linnaeus prize in botany 2001 from the Royal Physiographic Society in Lund
  • Single "outstanding project" in the Swedish Natural Science Research Council (NFR) international evaluation of Systematics 1990
  • Flowering plants named after me: Neurocalyx bremeri and the genus Bremeria with over 20 species

Selected Commissions

  • Member of KVA 2009-
  • Member of the committee (Länsstyrelsens råd ) for "Nationalstadsparken" 2006-
  • Member of expert committee for EDIT (European Distributed Institute of Taxonomy), 2006-2007
  • Member of expert committee for Biodiversity and Environment, ESFRI, European Commission, 2005-2006
  • Board member of Uppsala University (Konsistoriet), 2000-2003, Chairwoman of the Equal Opportunity Committee for Uppsala University 1996-1999.
  • Chairwoman of the Swedish Committee for Biology (Svenska nationalkommitten för biologi) at KVA since 2002-2005 (member from 1998).
  • Member of the Biology Committee at the NFR (PuB and BK) 1995-2000 (chairwoman in Ecology & Systematic subcommittee 2000), Committee for evaluation of Biology in Sweden 1994/1995, and Interdisciplinary Sciences (Tvärvetenskap) 1992-1994
  • Board member of the Willi Hennig Society 1999-2002