Bertil Andersson is one of the world’s leading plant biochemists and has authored over 300 scientific papers in the field of photosynthesis research. In a key work, he provided evidence for the spatial separation of the two photosynthetic systems in oxygenic photosynthesis, which is considered in all textbooks of plant biochemistry and physiology.
In addition to his scientific activities at Swedish universities, he devoted his entire life to translating his research results into applications and was involved in several spin-offs. From 2004 to 2007, Andersson was secretary general of the European Science Foundation in Strasbourg. In 2007, he was appointed rector at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, where he served as president from 2011 to 2017.
Andersson is also a member of the Strategic Research Advisory Board of the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) and has often visited Austria several times a year. He has been involved in the awarding of the Nobel Prize in various positions since 1989.