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Natural History Museum of DenmarkUniversitetsparken 152100 København Ø
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Systematics and phylogeny of Tardigrada, Loricifera, Cycliophora, Micrognathozoa and several other meiofaunal groups. Recently published the description and the molecular data (18S rRNA) of the new phylum Cycliophora in Nature together with Drs. Peter Funch, Birgitta Winnepenninckx and Thierry Backeljau A new group of microscopical animals, Micrognathozoa , from a cold spring at Disko Island has been described in the October number, 2000 of Journal of Morphology. Galathea3 - head of project: The benthic fauna of the continental slopes of the Solomon Sea and on the shelf of the Solomon Islands - an investigation of marine biodiversity.
CurationCuratorial responsibility for the Zoologisk Museum's collections of Acanthocephala, Cycliophora, Gastrotricha, Gnathostomulida, Kinorhyncha , Loricifera, Mesozoa, Micrognathozoa, Nematoda, Nematomorpha, Nemertini, Onychophora, Pentastomulida, Platyhelminthes, Priapulida, Rotifera and Tardigrada.
See availiable databases. Assistant Curator: Majken Them Tøttrup
Other dutiesZoological Museum: Chairman of the Committee for the Faunistics of Greenland. Member of the Research Committee and of the Education Committee.
University of Copenhagen: Director of the Board of the Arctic Station, Godhavn, Greenland. Danish Polar Center: Zoological Member of the Advisory Board of ZERO (Zackenberg Field Station, NE Greenland). Editorial work: Associate Editor of Zoologischer Anzeiger. Member of the Editorial Committee of Zoologica Scripta, field editor of Helgoland Marine Research and member of the editorial Board of Systematics and Biodiversity. Member of The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters (2002 -) Member of the Danish National Committee for IUBS (International Union of Biological Societies). Member of the International Arctic Polynya Program (SCG). Member of the American NSF-AToL project: Assembling the tree of life - an integrated approach to the origin and diversification of protostomes.
Semester Courses: Arctic Biology, autumn semester (2. & 3. year). Marine invertebrates: morphology, biology, evolution: spring semester (2. & 3. year). Field Courses: Field course in Arctic Biology, Arctic Station, Greenland, 28 days (even years).
Students at University of Copenhagen
Miscellaneous (info)Postdoctoral co-operation: Jette Eibye-Jacobsen (ZMUC): Ultrastructural investigation of the pharyngeal apparatus in Arthrotardigrada and Eutardigrada. -- Dr. Martin Vinter Sørensen (Niels Bohr Institute & Institute of Biology): A comparative study of the pharyngeal muscles in Rotifera, Gnathostomulida and Micrognathozoa.
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