Martin Vinther Sørensen

Martin Vinther Sørensen

Associate Professor

Curatorial responsibilities

Curator of: Acanthocephala, Gnathostomulida, Kinorhyncha, Micrognathozoa, Nematoda, Nematomorpha, Priapulida, Rotifera, Mollusca, Porifera og Cnidaria.


Professional duties

SYNTHESYS+ koordinator for DK-TAF


Editorial duties

Subject editor for Zoologischer Anzeiger and Marine Biology Research

Editor for Proceedings of the International Scalidophora Workshops (Ferrol 2015), (Pontal do Sul 2019)

Current research

 1) Kinorhynch taxonomy and systematics:

             - Revision of the Echinoderes dujardinii species group

             - Interactive identification key for Echinoderidae

             - Kinorhynchs from the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, India, Hawaii, etc

             - Deep-sea Kinorhyncha

2) Host for Marie Curie fellow Maria Herranz (Project: KinoRoot):

             - The evolution of kinorhynch segmentation

             - Nervous and muscular systems in kinorhynchs

             - Transcriptomic kinorhynch phylogeny

3) Morphological studies of microscopic invertebrates: Loricifera, Priapulida, Gnathostomulida, Rotifera, Micrognathozoa, a.o.

4) Metazoan phylogeny and evolution

Primary fields of research

Morphology, taxonomy and phylogeny of Kinorhyncha, Loricifera and Priapulida. In addition, taxonomy and phylogeny of the gnathiferan taxa: Rotifera, Gnathostomulida and Micrognathozoa.


Marine invertebrates: morphology, biology, evolution, spring (gradulate course).

Evolutionary biology, spring (undergraduate course).

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