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Fede Berckx

Fede Berckx
I am a postdoctoral researcher with an interest in plant-microbe interactions. I am currently working on microbiomes of different Swedish crops, such as winter wheat, soybean, and lupine.


Since August 2022, I am working as a postdoctoral researcher in the HeRo project (principal investigator: Martin Weih), and the IMPULSE project (principal investigator: Alexander Menegat). Here, I am looking into the microbiome of different Swedish crops such as winter wheat, soybean, and lupine. My main interest lies in the occurrence of plant pathogens and beneficial bacteria and fungi in relation to plant variety and management.


I obtained my PhD from Stockholm University in February 2022, in the lab of Katharina Pawlowski. Here I looked at root nodule symbiosis between nitrogen-fixing bacteria Frankia and their host plants from an evolutionary perspective. 

I obtained both my master's (2017) and my bachelor's (2015) degrees from Ghent University. 


You can find my most up-to-date publication list on my Google scholar account. I also occasionally send out a Tweet, but the best way to contact me is via email. 


Postdoctor at the Department of Crop Production Ecology; Plant Ecology
Postal address:
Inst för växtproduktionsekologi, Box 7043
750 07 UPPSALA
Visiting address: Ulls väg 16, Uppsala