Mediterranean Shipping Company in Animal Science, Swedish University Agriculture, Uppsala, Sweden, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy in Animal Breeding, Swedish University Agriculture, Uppsala, Sweden, 1986.
From assistant to assistant professor Swedish University Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, 1977-1996. Assistant professor University Växjö, Sweden, since 1996.
Member Swedish Council Agricultural and Forestry Research (science board since 1994), Society Animal Genetics.
Married Clas Gösta Lilja. Children: Karl, Anders.