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Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn

Explore the Mediterranean Sea to understand and protect the Global Ocean

Founded in 1872, the SZN is among the most influential research Institutions in the field of marine biology and ecology.

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The SZN carries on advanced research on the biology, ecology and evolution of marine organisms.

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A core activity of the SZN is the higher education and formation of young scientists to lead pure and applied research.

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Research Departments

The research at the SZN is organized in 3 Departments, two focusing on scientific research: 1) Biology and Evolution of Marine Organisms; 2) Integrative Marine Ecology, and one dedicated to technological research 3) Research Infrastructures for Marine Biological Resources.

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Biology and Evolution of Marine Organisms

Studies the fundamental biological mechanisms that allow animals to deal with the challenges of Life on Earth.

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Integrative Marine Ecology

Promotes interdisciplinary research on biodiversity, structure and functioning of marine ecosystems.

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Research Infrastructures for marine biological resources

The Section RIMAR was established to provide services and access to research platforms.

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A summary of the most recent research activities carried out in our laboratories.

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Nitric oxide: the small molecule with multiple functions

New insights into the role of nitric oxide in marine organisms. Experiments on sea urchin

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Sea turtles are now texting their whereabouts directly to the researchers

Loggerhead sea turtles are abundant in the Western Mediterranean.

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Last Publications

20/10/2017

PlosOne

De novo assembly of a transcriptome from the eggs and early embryos of Astropecten aranciacus

17/10/2017

Organismal and Molecular Malacology - Edited by Sajal Ray

An Insightful Model to Study Innate Immunity and Stress Response in Deep‐Sea Vent Animals: Profiling the Mussel Bathymodiolus azoricus

17/10/2017

Journal of Fish Biology

Insights into the genetic structure of the rabbitfish Chimaera monstrosa (Holocephali) across the Atlantic-Mediterranean transition zone

17/10/2017

International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Evaluating the Effects of an Organic Extract from the Mediterranean Sponge Geodia cydonium on Human Breast Cancer Cell Lines

10/10/2017

Marine Biology

Non‑predatory mortality in Mediterranean coastal copepods

10/10/2017

Molecular Ecology

Seasonal rather than spatial variability drives planktonic and benthic bacterial diversity in a microtidal lagoon and the adjacent open sea

03/10/2017

PlosOne

Cryptic effects of biological invasions: Reduction of the aggressive behaviour of a native fish under the influence of an ªinvasiveº biomolecule

03/10/2017

Aquatic Biology

Preliminary observations of caulerpin accumulation from the invasive Caulerpa cylindracea in native Mediterranean fish species

03/10/2017

Nature Geoscience

Unexpected winter phytoplankton blooms in the North Atlantic subpolar gyre

29/09/2017

Geophysical Research Letters

Mechanistic Drivers of Reemergence of Anthropogenic Carbon in the Equatorial Pacific

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