Anneleen Kool

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Phone +47-22851612
Mobile phone 40648061 +47 40 64 80 61
Room Tøyen Manor
Visiting address Sars gate 1 None 0562 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1172, Blindern 0318 OSLO

Academic interests

My research focuses on plant systematics, ethnobotany, molecular identification and DNA barcoding.

I am currently working on three main projects:

  • Plant use and migration during the Viking Age
  • Systematics and evolution in the Carnation family (Caryophyllaceae)
  • Market ethnobotany and molecular identification of medicinal plants in Morocco


I see teaching and research as two narrowly intertwined subjects that cannot be seen separate of each other. I enjoy teaching as much as I enjoy my research and I like experimenting with new pedagogical Methods


BIO 1000: Elementary Biology

BIO 1200: Biodiversity

BIO 4250: Evolution and systematics of organismal Groups: The Plant Kingdom



MSc in Biology (2003), Wageningen University

MSc in Biology (2004), Uppsala University

PhD in Systematic Botany (2012) Uppsala University


2007: Uppsala University’s Excellence in Teaching Award


Tags: Biology, Botany, Ethnobotany, Molecular analysis, DNA barcoding, Ancient DNA, Viking Age, Caryophyllaceae, Phylogenetics, Biogeography, Plant evolution, Molecular dating, Medicinal plants
Published Sep. 28, 2012 4:26 PM - Last modified Nov. 6, 2017 9:55 AM