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Dr. Brenzinger, Bastian

Dr. Bastian Brenzinger

Associate Researcher


Zoologische Staatssammlung München
Sektion Mollusca
Münchhausenstr. 21
81247 München

Phone: +49 89 - 8107 137

Research Interests

Evolution, phylogeny and comparative microanatomy of worldwide "lower" heterobranch gastropod families (JSPS + DFG funded). Diversity and evolution of worldwide meiofaunal heterobranchs. Indo-Pacific freshwater slugs.

3D-microanatomical reconstruction. Histology. Molecular phylogenetics.


2019 - present DFG-Postdoc at Mollusca Section, Bavarian State Collection of Zoology (ZSM).

2018-2019 Research Assistant at LMU Munich, Systematic Zoology workgroup.

2017-2018 Postdoc and collection manager (interim) for Mollusca, Bavarian State Collection of Zoology (ZSM).

2017 JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow (Short-Term) at University of Tokyo, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute (AORI), Department of Marine Ecosystem Dynamics. Project: “Towards solving the root of heterobranch Gastropoda through study of Japanese fauna”. hosted by Dr. Yasunori Kano.

2010-2016 PhD student at LMU Munich and Bavarian State Collection of Zoology (ZSM). Doctoral Thesis (2016): “Insights from enigmatic clades –comparative microanatomy and evolution of the Heterobranchia (Mollusca, Gastropoda) “. Funded by DFG (via supervisor Dr. Michael Schrödl, ZSM) and Universität Bayern, supervised by Dr. Michael Schrödl (ZSM).

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