Graduated as a Master of Science (Molecular Biology) from University of Gothenburg in 2007. In 2008 he joined the Glycovirology group, headed by Professor Sigvard Olofsson, at the University of Gothenburg. The PhD project aimed at elucidating the mechanisms behind Herpesvirus manipulation of the cellular machinery for protein glycosylation. The work focused to a large extent on establishing model systems for detailed studies of herpesvirus early interaction with the host cell. With his thesis “Herpesvirus-induced glycans : Selectin ligands and related structures on the surface of the infected cell” he graduated from the department of Infectious Diseases at the Institute of Biomedicine, University of Gothenburg in December 2013.