[Annelida] Two PhD scholarships in invertebrate morphology

Katrine Worsaae via annelida%40net.bio.net (by kworsaae from bio.ku.dk)
Wed May 2 06:40:42 EST 2012

Dear colleagues,
Sorry for cross-posting. I would be most grateful if you would forward this
announcement to possibly interested candidates.
Best regards
Katrine Worsaae
Katrine Worsaae, Assoc. Prof.
Marine Biological Section, Dep. of Biology, Univ. of Copenhagen
Strandpromenaden 5, DK-3000 Helsingør, Denmark
Associate editor, Acta Zoologica
Homepage: http://www.bio.ku.dk/staff/kworsaae

Two PhD scholarships in invertebrate morphology: ³Evolution and development
of central organ systems in marine meiofauna²
Two 3-year PhD positions are available at the Marine Biological Section,
Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen. The positions will be
jointly supervised by Katrine Worsaae, University of Copenhagen and Andreas
Hejnol, Uni Sars Centre, Norway. Deadline for applications is June 11, 2012.
The scholarships will address the origin of central body designs through
detailed studies of, microscopic, complex animals of the lesser-studied
spiralian lineages. Hereby we seek answers to central questions such as: Was
the last common spiralian ancestor relatively large and complex as annelids
and mollusks? Or was it microscopic consisting of low number of cells only?
How complex and regionalized is the brain of microscopic animals?
The PhD projects are expected to provide new scientific insight into the
detailed structure, development, and evolution of central characters in
selected spiralian meiofaunal taxa. Transcriptomes of these taxa are either
in progress or will be generated during the project. The projects will
combine the disciplines of advanced microscopy and immunochemistry
(histology, TEM, CLSM, 3D reconstructions) with studies of gene expression
patterns. Body designs and organ systems of interest could be e.g., the
brain, sensory structures, seriality, cell numbers and size, dwarfism,
alimentary canal. For further information on the project contact Assoc.
Prof. Katrine Worsaae at kworsaae from bio.ku.dk. **Please do not post your
application to this address**.
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