About Dr. Anna Zakrisson

Science and outreach matter a lot to me. I firmly believe that true empowerment today is achieved by combining science literacy, critical thinking, and imaginative ways of communication. This is also the base for a thriving and fast-growing green infrastructure industry.

I only take on projects I scientifically and ethically believe in.

See my CV below

Example Projects


Ph. D.-level consulting based on rigorous scientific testing by Green Roof Diagnostics.


Science communication performances with artists & moderation of science events.


How do nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria contribute to the Baltic Sea nitrogen budget?


A cross-Atlantic marine expedition tracking eel migration.


  • Grun Statt Grau green roof organization logo
  • BuGG logo
  • DWA logo
  • Purple-Roof concept logo
  • Sempergreen Holland
  • Sempergreen USA logo
  • Arcadis logo
  • Green Roof Diagnostics logo


  • Green Roof Diagnostics logo
  • Arcadis logo
  • Sempergreen USA logo
  • Sempergreen Holland
  • Purple-Roof concept logo
  • DWA logo
  • BuGG logo
  • Grun Statt Grau green roof organization logo

Curriculum Vitae


Vice President of European Affairs, Green Roof Diagnostics

Consult for green infrastructure. Notable clients: Arcadis, Fraunhofer, Amazon, P3 Logistics, Purple-Roof, and Sempergreen USA.

President, Anna’s Imaginarium Gmbh & Co. KG. Science communication using art as a language under the brand: Doctor Anna’s Imaginarium.

Doctor Anna’s Imaginarium: Science & Kink with over 100,000 followers over social media.

2015 – 2018 VP of content marketing, ZAGENO

2014 – 2015 Scientific collaborator, Charité University Hospital

2014 – 2015 Guest researcher, Leibniz Institute for Inland Fisheries


2015, Ph.D. & Ph.L., STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY Marine ecology: nutrient cycles and microbiology.

2005, Dipl. Biol., Max-Planck Institute For Plant Breeding Research The genetics of circadian rhythms in plants.

2005, MA (Cantab.), University of Cambridge

2004, BA, University of Cambridge

Performances & Moderation

Two-day event moderation at the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety with members of the European Commission and the OECD

Speaker at SkepKon 2018: Online abuse and anti-science rhetoric.

A Man Hanged (opera) with Joa Helgesson

DiVO: with opera singer Opera Beast/Joa Helgesson at Exhausting the Body, Griessmühle, Berlin.

Cold Genius with opera singer Opera Beast/Joa Helgesson. Body suspension and opera performance.

Latex Händel: fakir performance with opera.

Flowers of Flesh and Blood with Joa Helgesson and Anders Wängdahl.


Sargasso Eel Expedition (2014), R/V Dana, DTU Aqua, Denmark – two months research trip across the Atlantic Ocean.

Aldebaran (2013) – Plastic in Rivers and the Marine Realm – Public outreach and research expedition: microplastic.

M/S Fyrbyggaren, R/V Aurelia (2007-2011) – over 30 Baltic Sea expeditions.

Ecuador NW Butterfly Expedition (2002)


ASLO Travel Award (2015)

Sainsbury Studentship in Plant Sciences (Gatsby) – academic excellence

Nuffield Foundation Undergraduate Bursary (2003) – academic excellence

Cambridge European Trust (2001) – academic excellence

Harris Science and Engineering Bursary 2001, 2002, and 2003.

George Bidder Grant 2002, 2003 – Collegiate award.

Roll Award 2003


Deutschen Vereinigung für Wasserwirtschaft, Abwasser und Abfall (DWA)

Bundesverband GebäudeGrün eV (BuGG)

Grün Statt Grau

European Ecological Federation

American Association for Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO)

Fellow of the Cambridge European Society

Academic Publications List

Green Stormater Management (2021). Whitepaper [Green Roof Diagnostics, Arcadis & Katja Herbst Engineering]. The paper can be acquired upon request.

Zakrisson, A., & Kronfoth, C. (2017). Tools in science. Acta Physiologica, 220(1), 3-6.

Persson P.B. & Zakrisson, A. (2016). Stress. Acta Physiologica, 216(2), 149-152.

Persson, P. B., & Zakrisson, A. (2015). Dietary supplements: health from the ocean?. Acta Physiologica, 215(3), 119-122.

Zakrisson, A. (2015). Did you know that your cravings might be microbes controlling your mind?. Acta physiologica, 215(4), 165-166.

Zakrisson, A. (2015). External Growth Control of Baltic Sea Cyanobacteria (Doctoral dissertation, Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences, Stockholm University).

Zakrisson, A., & Larsson, U. (2014). Regulation of heterocyst frequency in Baltic Sea Aphanizomenon sp. Journal of plankton research, 36(5), 1357-1367.

Zakrisson, A., Larsson, U., & Höglander, H. (2014). Do Baltic Sea diazotrophic cyanobacteria take up combined nitrogen in situ?. Journal of plankton research, 36(5), 1368-1380.

Davenport, R., James, R. A., Zakrisson-Plogander, A., Tester, M., & Munns, R. (2005). Control of sodium transport in durum wheat. Plant Physiology, 137(3), 807-818.