Curriculum Vitae: Katrine Worsaae

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Researcher / Orchid ID: L-8739-2014/ 0000-0003-0443-4298

Website: www.bio.ku.dk/staff/kworsaae      Research gate: www.researchgate.net/profile/Katrine_Worsaae

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS

  • Nervous system - development, morphology, and evolution
  • Marine invertebrate organ system – morphology, function, and adaptations to the environment.
  • Evolution and systematics of Annelida and meiofauna.
  • Advanced microscopy and bioimaging such as EM, histology, immunohistochemistry, multi-staining protocols, CLSM, TEM and 3D computational modeling.
  • Molecular comparative biology using transcriptomics and genomics, total evidence phylogenetics, gene expression studies.

EDUCATION

2013           Leadership Course UC, Summit Consulting, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2009           Course in pedagogy (250 hours): Higher education didactic program for assistant professors (AdjunktPædagogikum), University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

2004           Ph.D. (Zoology), Natural History Museum, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Supervisors: Professor R.M. Kristensen & Associate Professor Danny Eibye-Jacobsen.

2000           Cand. Scient. [B.Sc & M.Sc.] (Zoology), Natural History Museum, University of Copenhagen. Masters project supervisor: Associate Professor Danny Eibye-Jacobsen

 

CURRENT POSITION

2011––       Associate Professor, Marine Biological Section, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science,  University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

PREVIOUS POSITIONS/ FELLOWSHIPS

2009-2010  Associate Research Professor, Marine Biological Section, Univ. Copenhagen, DK. Tenure-track-like Freja fellowship, Faculty of Science; Univ. Copenhagen, DK. (349.700€).

2007-2009  Assistant Research Professor, Marine Biological Section, Univ. Copenhagen, DK. Post doc Steno-fellowship & 'Young elite researcher award', Danish Independent Research Council; Univ. Copenhagen, DK (375.300€).

2007           Monthly Columnist (Part time), Sunday Science section, Politiken (Danish major newspaper).

2005-2006 Post doc research fellow, Natural History Museum (SNM), Univ. Copenhagen, DK (2x½year) & South Australian Museum & University of Adelaide, South Australia (1 year). Post doc Fellowship, Carlsberg Foundation (128.000€).

 

CAREER BREAKS

2003-2004 Maternity leave with Lærke Worsaae Rask (born 9/10-03), 11 months.

2001           Leave of absence with hospitalized, sick child (Runa Worsaae Rask), 1.5 months.

2000           Maternity leave with Runa Worsaae Rask (born 14/01-00), 10 months.

 

LEADERSHIP

2007––       Leadership and project managing experience from administrating several larger personal grants (see below) as well as from leadership course (Summit Consulting).

2011––       Leading multiple expeditions e.g., in 2013/14 to Israel, 2xCuba 2014/15, Greenland 2013, each trip w/ 4-15 participants.

2011––       Daily group leadership of 5-11 people: Currently: 1 Postdoc, 1 PhD, 2 M.Sc. & 1 B.Sc.

 

SUPERVISION OF GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS

2010––                     Marine Biological Section, Depart. Biology, Faculty of Science, Univ. Copenhagen, DK.

3 Postdocs & 6 Phd. Students (& 15 MSc. Students and multiple bachelor students):

Alexandra Kerbl (Postdoc 1 year, 2016-present)

Aléjandro Martinéz (Postdoc, 2 years, 2014-2015)

Maikon Di Domenico (Postdoc, 2 years, 2014-2015)(Co-supervisor)

Zandra Sigwardt (PhD student, 2016-present)(Co-supervisor)

Alexandra Kerbl (PhD student, 2012-2016)

Brett Gonzalez (PhD student, 2013-2017)

Nicolas Bekkouche (PhD student, 2012-2016)

Aléjandro Martinéz (PhD, 2009-2013)

Maikon Di Domenico) (PhD, 2010-2014)(Co-supervisor)

 

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

2007––       Course responsible teacher – Marine Faunistics, MSc course, Dep. Biology, Univ. Copenhagen, DK.

2017––       Teacher – Sensory Biology, MSc course, Dep. Biology, Univ. Copenhagen, DK.

2010––       Teacher – Animal Morphology, MSc course, SNM & Dep. Biology, Univ. Copenhagen, DK.

2009––       Teacher – Organisms & Diversity, BSc course, Dep. Biology, Univ. Copenhagen, DK.

2009––       Teacher – Marine Field Biology, BSc course, Dep. Biology, Univ. Copenhagen, DK.

2009––       Teacher – Marine Biology, MSc course, Dep. Biology, Univ. Copenhagen, DK.

2012           Guest course teacher, CEBIMar, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

2010           Guest course Teacher, Smithsonian Research Institution, Bocas, Panama.

2006, 2007 Guest summer course Teacher, Kristineberg Station, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

 

ORGANISATION OF SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS

2017           Invited co-organizer of the symposium "Minute metazoans" at the 4th International Congress on Invertebrate Morphology, Moscow, Russia.

2016           Session chair at the European Evo-Devo meeting, Uppsala, Sweden.

2014           Invited organizer of the symposium "Life cycle and nervous system" at the 3rd International Congress on Invertebrate Morphology, Berlin, Germany.

2011           Invited organizer of "Meiofauna symposium" at the 2nd Int. Congress on Invertebrate Morphology, Boston, USA.

2008           Organizer of the 1th International Congress on Invertebrate Morphology, Copenhagen, DK.

 

INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

2016––       Board member, Strategic Research Committee, Depart. Biology, Univ. Copenhagen, DK.

2015––       Board member, Communication Committee, Depart. Biology, Univ. Copenhagen, DK.

2012––       Chair, PhD evaluation committees, Tim Wollesen, Depart. Biology, Univ. Copenhagen, DK.

2012––       Evaluator, PhD scholarships, Depart. Biology, Univ. Copenhagen, DK.

 

SELECTED COMMISSIONS OF TRUST

2017––       Associate Editor, Invertebrate Systematics (CSIRO-publishing).

2011––       Associate Editor (non-insect invertebrates), Acta Zoologica (Wiley-Blackwell).

2011––       Editorial Board, Zoomorphology (Springer).

2008––       Treasurer, International Society for Invertebrate Morphology (ISIM).

2008           Opponent, PhD defence, University of Stockholm, Erika Sjölin.

2012           Opponent, PhD defence, University of Göteborg: Erika Norlinder 2013.

2003––       Reviewer, Acta Zool, Biol Invas, Bull Mar Sci, Freshw Anim Div Assessm (FADA), Front Zool, Hydrobiologia, Inv Biol, J Morphol, Mar Biodiv, Mar Biol Res, Mar Ecol, Mol Phylogen Evol, Nature, Org Div Evol, Plos One Biology, Proc Roy Soc Ser B, Proc Biol Soc Wash, Zool Anz, Zootaxa, Zoomorphology.

 

MEMBERSHIPS OF SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

2014––       Member, International Society for Invertebrate Morphology (ISIM).

2013––       Member, Society for integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB).

2010––       Member, The European Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology (EED).

2003––       Member, International Polychaete Association (IPC).

2003––       Member, Danish Society for Marine Biology (DSFMB).

2003––       Member, Danish Bioimaging Network (DBI).

 

INVITED TALKS since 2011

2017           Invited speaker at the European Systematics Conference, Göteborg, Aug 2017.

2017           Invited speaker at the 4th Int. Congress on Invertebrate Morphology, Moscow, Aug 2017.

2016           Invited speaker at the European Evo-Devo meeting, Uppsala 2016.

2016           Invited speaker at the GfBS meeting, München, March 2016.

2014           Invited speaker (with stud. N. Bekkouche) at the SICB meeting, Florida, Jan 2015.

2012           Invited speaker at the University of Bonn, June 2012.

2011           Invited speaker at the University of Jena, December 2011.

 

LARGER GRANTS, AWARDS AND PRIZES 2007- 

2017           PI, DFF- FNU, Research project, “The essence of sex”                                              346.700€

2016           PI, Slide scanner system & software (Simon Fougner Hartmann Familiefond)                 47.075€

2016-2017  PI, New lasers for CLSM (Carlsberg Foundation (CF), grant no. CF15_0946)                 33.625€

2014-2015  Co-PI, Book on La Corona cave system, Lanzarote (Gov. of Lanzarote/ EU grant)          37.800€

2014-2016  PI, Research project: Evolution in the dark (CF 2013_01_0501)                                            61.870€

2014           PI, Assemble grant (EU FP7), field work at Eilat Marine Station                                        5.380€

2011-2015  PI, Young Investigator Program (Villum Foundation, grant no. 102544)                             654.472€

2011           PI, Assemble grant (PI, EU FP7), field work at Roscoff Marine Station                                   3.362€

2011           Co-PI, Research project on La Corona lava tube (Government of Lanzarote)            16.140€

2011-2013  PI, Research proj. ‘Adaptations to a life among sand grains’ (CF, no. 2010_01_0802)     40.350€

2010           Co-PI Meiofauna Workshop at Arctic Station 2010 (CF, no. 2009_01_0053)                   20.175€

2009           PI, Freja research fellowship (University of Copenhagen)                                                    349.697€

2008           The Reinhard Rieger Award of Zoology, Germany/USA. (Journal of Morphology,

Springer; Zoomorphology, Wiley; & University of Innsbruck)                                                  3000$

2007           PI, Steno-fellowship (DFF-FNU)                                                                                          342.972€

2007           PI, Young Elite Researcher's Award (DFF-FNU)                                                                     32.280€

 

MAJOR PUBLIC ACTIVITIES SINCE 2011-

2016           Launching of our popular science book “Guide to the anchialine ecosystems of Los

Jameos del Agua and Túnel de la Atlántida”. Martínez et al. 2016. Cabildo de Lanzarote, 310pp.

2015           Talk on own meiofauna research at 'Wine & Science night” Politiken/Nat.Hist.Mus.

2015           Interview by Radio channel “24/7” on the evolution of the bilaterian nervous system.

2015           Interview at tv-channel “TV Lorry" about own deep sea and Osedax discoveries, 18.2.2015.

2013           Leading role in educational short movie “The expedition, new species” from Haslund film for high school education on evolution, diversity and speciation. http://vimeo.com/77092613

2013           Interview at tv-channel "TV2" about my role in the art-documentary movie "Expedition to the end of the world", instructed by Daniel Dencik, world premiere 6.2.2013.

2012           Meiofauna booth at the Culture night in Copenhagen (Botanical garden) about own research

2012           Talk on the NorthEast Greenland expedition at 'Wine & Science night” Politiken/Nat.Hist.Mus.

2011           Meiofauna booth at exhibition at "Nordatlantens brygge" about the "North East Greenland expedition" with the schooner Activ.

 

INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC RELATIONS
Nervous system network; collaborators at University of Oldenburg; University of Bonn; University of Osnabrück; Max-Planck-Institute, Tübingen; SARS International Centre, University of Bergen; Russian Academy of Sciences; Lomonosov Moscow University.

Spiralian phylogenomic team; collaborators at Harvard University; Brown University; SCRIPPS, University of California; National History Museum, London; University of Bristol.

Marine annelids and meiofauna team; collaborators at Smithsonian Institution; UMASS; University Campinas, Brazil; Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München; Natural History Museum, University of Copenhagen.

Anchialine cave team; collaborators at Texas A&M University; University of Havana; University de La Laguna; Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy; Natural History Museum, University of Copenhagen.