Our research is focused on studying the size, composition, origin and evolution of insect faunas and their associated microbiomes, using metabarcoding of environmental samples (Malaise trap samples and soil samples). We are also involved in the study of the evolutionary origin and genetic basis of gall induction in gall wasps using de novo genome sequencing. The research is funded by the Swedish Research Council, the EU (Marie Sklodowska Curie Innovative Training Network) and the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. The Wallenberg part of the project will start on July 1, 2018. It involves collaboration with SLU, SU and SciLifeLab (Anders Andersson).