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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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Marine Biotechnology

This is one of the first Marine Biotechnology Departments in Europe

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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.

Hot Topics

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

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The discovery of kleptopredation, a new way of catching prey

A completely new type of interaction among organisms

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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

13/07/2018

PANGAEA.

Seawater carbonate chemistry and carbon and nitrogen allocation strategy in Posidonia oceanica

10/07/2018

Phycologia

Gonyaulax hyalina and Gonyaulax fragilis (Dinoflagellata), two names associated with ‘mare sporco’, indicate the same species

09/07/2018

Atlas of Science

Discriminating live and dead sperm in ecotoxicology

09/07/2018

Advances in Marine Biology

Mediterranean Bioconstructions Along the Italian Coast

09/07/2018

PlosOne

Contrasting seasonal responses in dinitrogen fixation between shallow and deep-water colonies of the model coral Stylophora pistillata in the northern Red Sea

06/07/2018

Advances in Microbial Physiology

Biotechnological Applications of Bioactive Peptides From Marine Sources

02/07/2018

Heredity

Adaptive responses along a depth and a latitudinal gradient in the endemic seagrass Posidonia oceanica

02/07/2018

Science of the Total Environment

Effects of ocean acidification on the levels of primary and secondary metabolites in the brown macroalga Sargassum vulgare at different time scales

29/06/2018

Environment International

Cytotoxicity and genotoxicity of CuO nanoparticles in sea urchin spermatozoa through oxidative stress

27/06/2018

Acta Palaeontologica Polonica

A serpulid-Anodontia-dominated methane-seep deposit from the upper Miocene of northern Italy

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