Pher G. Andersson was born 1963 in Växjö, Sweden. He was educated at Uppsala University where he received his BSc in 1988 and his PhD in 1991. After postdoctoral research at Scripps Research Institute with Prof. K.B. Sharpless, he returned to Uppsala where he became Docent in 1994 and full Professor in 1999. As of January 2013, he is Professor of Organic Chemistry in Stockholm University. His main research interests involve organometallic chemistry, stereo-selective synthesis, and asymmetric catalysis.