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Andreas Altenburger

Associate Professor UiT The Arctic University of NorwayThe Arctic University Museum of Norway
Work address The Arctic University Museum of Norway Lars Thørings veg 10 Tromsø 9006 Norway Work Phone: +47 77 64 49 02 Website: ResearchGate Website: ORCID
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Research interests:

  • marine invertebrates
  • Brachiopoda
  • Kinorhyncha
  • microalgae
  • Cryptophyta
  • Ciliata
  • evolution
  • taxonomy
  • systematics
  • aquired phototrophy in marine protists.

Running projects:

  • cryptophyte genomes
  • aquired phototrophy in marine protists

Completed projects:

  • Evolutionary developmental biology of Brachiopoda
  • Evolutionary developmental biology of Kinorhyncha

Popular science/outreach:

Scientific publications:

  1. Maselli M, Altenburger A, Stoecker DK, Hansen PJ: Ecophysiological traits of mixotrophic Strombidium spp. J Plankton Res 2020, 42(5):485-496.
  2. Altenburger A, Blossom HE, Garcia-Cuetos L, Jakobsen HH, Carstensen J, Lundholm N, Hansen PJ, Moestrup Ø, Haraguchi L: Dimorphism in cryptophytes — The case of Teleaulax amphioxeia/Plagioselmis prolonga and its ecological implications. Sci Adv 2020, 6(37):eabb1611.
  3. Hansen PJ, Anderson R, Stoecker DK, Decelle J, Altenburger A, Blossom HE, Drumm K, Mitra A, Flynn KJ: Mixotrophy Among Freshwater and Marine Protists. In: Reference Module in Life Sciences. Elsevier; 2019.
  4. Cai H, Li Q, Fang X, Li J, Curtis NE, Altenburger A, Shibata T, Feng M, Maeda T, Schwartz JA et al: A draft genome assembly of the solar-powered sea slug Elysia chlorotica. Scientific data 2019, 6:190022.
  5. García-Portela M, Reguera B, Sibat M, Altenburger A, Rodríguez F, Hess P: Metabolomic Profiles of Dinophysis acuminata and Dinophysis acuta Using Non-Targeted High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry: Effect of Nutritional Status and Prey. Mar Drugs 2018, 16(5).
  6. Fløistrup KM, Olsen MN, Rasmussen TG, Ekelund F, Altenburger A: Recruitment of airborne microorganisms on sterilized soil at different heights above ground. Applied Soil Ecology 2018, 126:85-87.
  7. Johnson MD, Lasek-Nesselquist E, Moeller HV, Altenburger A, Lundholm N, Kim M, Drumm K, Moestrup O, Hansen PJ: Mesodinium rubrum: The symbiosis that wasn’t. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2017, 114(7):E1040-E1042.
  8. Fuchs J, Altenburger A: Brachiopoda. In: Marine Plankton A practical guide to ecology, methodology, and taxonomy. Edited by Castellani C, Edwards M. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2017: 573-576.
  9. Altenburger A, Martinez P, Budd GE, Holmer LE: Gene Expression Patterns in Brachiopod Larvae Refute the “Brachiopod-Fold” Hypothesis. Front Cell Dev Biol 2017, 5:74.
  10. Altenburger A: Teaching plant-animal interactions with active student participation and deep learning. In: Improving University Science Teaching and Learning – Pedagogical Projects 2017. Edited by Christiansen FV, Sølberg J, Prestholm I, vol. 10. Copenhagen: University of Copenhagen; 2017: 111-120.
  11. Altenburger A: The neuromuscular system of Pycnophyes kielensis (Kinorhyncha: Allomalorhagida) investigated by confocal laser scanning microscopy. EvoDevo 2016, 7(1):25.
  12. Altenburger A, Rho HS, Chang CY, Sorensen MV: Zelinkaderes yong sp. nov. from Korea – the first recording of Zelinkaderes (Kinorhyncha: Cyclorhagida) in Asia. Zool Stud 2015, 54:13.
  13. Altenburger A, Bender M, Ekelund F, Elmholt S, Jacobsen CS: Steam-treatment-based soil remediation promotes heat-tolerant, potentially pathogenic microbiota. Environ Technol 2014, 35(6):773-780.
  14. Altenburger A, Wanninger A, Holmer LE: Metamorphosis in Craniiformea revisited: Novocrania anomala shows delayed development of the ventral valve. Zoomorphology 2013, 132(4):379-387.
  15. Altenburger A, Sørensen MV: Konfokal laser skanning-mikroskopi i zoologisk forskning. In: dyr i natur og museum. Copenhagen: Zoologisk Museum; 2013: 16-19.
  16. Pedersen AL, Winding A, Altenburger A, Ekelund F: Protozoan growth rates on secondary-metabolite-producing Pseudomonas spp. correlate with high-level protozoan taxonomy. FEMS Microbiol Lett 2011, 316(1):16-22.
  17. Altenburger A, Martinez P, Wanninger A: Homeobox gene expression in Brachiopoda: The role of Not and Cdx in bodyplan patterning, neurogenesis, and germ layer specification. Gene Expression Patterns 2011, 11(7):427-436.
  18. Altenburger A, Wanninger A: Neuromuscular development in Novocrania anomala: evidence for the presence of serotonin and a spiralian-like apical organ in lecithotrophic brachiopod larvae. Evolution & Development 2010, 12(1):16-24.
  19. Altenburger A, Ekelund F, Jacobsen CS: Protozoa and their bacterial prey colonize sterile soil fast. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 2010, 42(9):1636-1639.
  20. Altenburger A: Comparative neurogenesis, muscle development, and gene expression analyses in Brachiopoda. Copenhagen: University of Copenhagen; 2010.
  21. Altenburger A, Wanninger A: Comparative larval myogenesis and adult myoanatomy of the rhynchonelliform (articulate) brachiopods Argyrotheca cordata, A. cistellula, and Terebratalia transversa. Front Zool 2009, 6:3.
  22. Altenburger A, Wanninger A: Larval Myogenesis in the Articulate Brachiopod Argyrotheca cordata (Risso, 1826). J Morphol 2008, 269(12):1478.