Michael Sars Centre

Awarded PhD Degrees

Mowgli Dandamudi
Melanie Burford
Mowgli Dandamudi
Melanie Burford
Mowgli Dandamudi
Melanie Burford
PhD Defense
Melanie Burford
PhD Defense audience
Melanie Burford
PhD Defense
Melanie Burford
Zonglai defense
Melanie Burford
Zonglai defense
Melanie Burford
Zonglai defense
Melanie Burford

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NameCompletedTitleGroup Leader
Mowgli DandamudiSeptember 2023“Development of chemogenetic tools from invertebrate ion channels.”Lynagh
Paula Miramón-PuértolasJune 2023

"Mesenterial adult stem-like cells as a potential source of germinal and somatic lineages in a sea anemone."

Zonglai LiangJune 2022

"Exploring the function of Anoctamin family genes for Ciona Intestinalis."

Marion LebouvierSeptember 2021“Food uptake, lipid transport and vitellogenesis in the sea anemone Nematostella vectensis.”Steinmetz
Andrea Orus AlcaldeJune 2021“Innate immune mechanisms in invertebrates: insights into the Toll pathway, the Imd pathway, and the complement system. ” Hejnol

Riccardo Esposito

May 2021"Comprehensive characterization of glial cells in the urochordate Ciona intestinalis."Chatzigeorgiou

Quentin Lemaître


"Role of Prdm genes in ectodermal and non-ectodermal neurogenesis in Nematostella vectensis."Rentzsch
Viviana CetrangoloOctober 2020"Comparative analysis of acoel embryonic development."Hejnol

Clemens Döring

February 2020"Evolutionary origin and function of eyes in coronated bryozoan larvae."Hausen
Océane Barbara TournièreFebruary 2020"Specification and differentiation of neural cells in Nematostella vectensis."Rentzsch
Suman KumarNovember 2019"Evolutionary and developmental perspective on annelid eye and nervous system: Insights from Malacoceros fuliginosus."Hausen
Haiyang FengNovember 2018“Roles of M-phase cell cycle regulatory paralogs in the urochordate Oikopleura dioica”Thompson
Jean-Marie BouquetOctober 2017“Response of the gelatinous zooplankton Oikopleura dioica to warmer, acidified seawater conditions”Thompson
Daniel ThielJune 2017“Evolutionary and behavioural analysis of neuropeptides in bilaterians”Hejnol
Oliver VöckingNovember 2016“Larvefotoreseptorene hos mollusken Leptochiton asellus”Hausen
Jana MikhalevaNovember 2016“Contribution of homeobox genes to the development of the oikoplastic epithelium, a major novelty of tunicate Larvaceans”Chourrout
Bruno VellutiniMarch 2016“Comparative development of spiralian larvae”Hejnol
Markus BauseOctober 2015“Molecular analysis of the development and function of the apical organ in the sea anemone Nematostella vectensis”Rentzsch
Gunasekaran SubramaniamMay 2015“Lifespan extension in a semelparous chordate Oikopleura dioica via developmental growth arrest: Roles of Target of Rapamycin (TOR) signalling and D cyclins”Thompson
Sofia Valero FortunatoMay 2014“Gene loss, lineage specific expansions and dynamic expression of developmental transcription factors in calcareous sponges”Adamska
Chiara SinigagliaJune 2013“The anterior pole of Metazoa: insights from the oral-aboral axis and the apical organ of the sea anemonNematostella vectensis”Rentzsch
Wei DengJanuary 2013“The cellular and molecular mechanisms of the notochord tubulogenesis in the marine invertebrate Ciona intestinalis”Di Jiang
Alexandra MoosmannOctober 2010“Histone complement of a rapidly evolving chordate Oikopleura dioica: Developmental and sex-specific deployment of novel and universal histone variants and their posttranslational modifications.”Thompson
Michael SainaNovember 2008“The role of TGF-β signaling in early development of the sea anemone Nematostella vectensis.”Technau
Sutada MungpakdeeOctober 2008“Genome duplication and Hox cluster evolution in Atlantic salmon.”Chourrout
Anna Rita AngotziOctober 2008“Evolution of pitz and prop1 gene functions during fish pituitary development.”Chourrout
Pavla NavralitovaSeptember 2008“Long-range transcriptional regulation of vertebrate developmental genes and the evolution of genome architecture .”Becker
Anna Zofia KomisarczukJune 2008“cis-regulation and mis-regulation - Insights into genomic regulatory mechanisms underlying the control of fgf8a in zebrafish Danio rerio.”Becker
Jens FritzenwankerDecember 2007“Early development, axis specification and apical organ formation in the sea anemone Nematostella vectensis.”Technau
Holger BielenOctober 2007“Tracing the evolution of the mesoderm – characterisation of Brachyury paralogs in a diploblastic animal, the cnidarian Hydra.”Technau
Anne-Mette SøviknesJune 2007“Mapping of the central nervous system in the urochordate Oikopleura dioica.”Glover
Vibeke KyrkjebøDecember 2006“Characterization of Nuclear Respiratory Factor 1 using transgenic zebrafish.”Becker
Anne Vatland KrøvelDecember 2005“Exploring germline formation and gametogenesis in zebrafish using the vas::EGFP transgene.”Chourrout
Rolf B. EdvardsenApril 2005“Rapid genome evolution in the urochordate lineage of Oikopleura dioica.”Chourrout
Christofer TroedssonFebruary 2005“Opportunistic growth and reproductive allotment in the filter-feeding Appendicularian, Oikopleura dioica.”Thompson
Karin WibrandDecember 2003“Identification of genes expressed in the primordial germ cells of zebrafish by characterisation of maternal transcripts.”Olsen
Cristine StansbergNovember 2003“Interleukin-1 receptor family members of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar).”Cunningham
Amaury HerpinNovember 2003“Structural and functional caracterization of TGF-beta superfamily receptors from the bivalve mollusc Crassostrea gigas: evolutive implications.”Cunningham
Mariacristina ChiodaOctober 2003“Chromathin and histone metabolism in Oicopleura Dioica: a life cycle of transitions.”Thompson