Torsten Hugo Struck

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Phone +47 22851740
Room 209, Robert Colletts hus (Zoologisk museum)
Visiting address Sars gate 1 Colletts hus 0318 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1172 0316 OSLO


Since 2015 Professor in Evolutionary Genomics & Curator of the Helminth collections 2015
2011-2015 Heisenberg fellow, Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig, Bonn Germany
2005-2011 Researcher, Deep Metazoan Phylogeny - Priority Programm, University of Osnabrück, Germany
Since 2009 Affiliated Assistant Professor, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA
Since 2008 Privatdozent, University of Osnabrück, Germany
2003-2005 PostDoctoral fellow, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA
1999-2003 PhD in Biology, University of Osnabrück, Germany with fellowships from Episcopalian Cusanuswerk & the State of Lower Saxonia, Germany
1993-1999 Diploma in Biology, University of Osnabrück & Max Planck-Institute of Molecular Physiology, Dortmund, Germany

Teaching and tutoring

2016 (spring): BIO4240 - Evolution and Systematics in Selected Taxa: Kingdom Animalia.

I also supervise Master and PhD  candidates in Genomics, Phylogenomics, Phylogeography, Taxonomy, and Bioinformatics.

Fields of interest

My research encompasses different aspects of the evolution and biodiversity of marine spiralians at all taxonomic levels with an emphasis on annelids. My group thereby employs evolutionary genomic, phylogenomic, phylogeographic, population genetic and bioinformatic approaches to address questions in the evolution of these taxa.

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Tags: Phylogenomics, Evolution, Zoology, Phylogeography, Population genetics, Bioinformatics, Genome evolution, Systematics, Phylogeny, Molecular evolution
Published Sep. 1, 2015 3:19 PM - Last modified Sep. 4, 2015 12:56 PM