Curriculum Vitae: Katrine Worsaae
Researcher / Orchid ID: L-8739-2014/ 0000-0003-0443-4298
- 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.
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
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€).
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.
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)
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.
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.