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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 4 Departments, two focusing on scientific research: 1) Biology and Evolution of Marine Organisms; 2) Integrative Marine Ecology, and two dedicated to technological research 3) Research Infrastructures for Marine Biological Resources, 4) Marine Biotechnology.

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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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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

07/11/2018

Marine Drugs

Fishing for Targets of Alien Metabolites: A Novel Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor (PPAR) Agonist from a Marine Pest

07/11/2018

Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review

THE CARBON DIOXIDE VENTS OF ISCHIA, ITALY, A NATURAL SYSTEM TO ASSESS IMPACTS OF OCEAN ACIDIFICATION ON MARINE ECOSYSTEMS: AN OVERVIEW OF RESEARCH AND COMPARISONS WITH OTHER VENT SYSTEMS

07/11/2018

Frontiers in Endocrinology

Neuropeptidergic Systems in Pluteus Larvae of the Sea Urchin Strongylocentrotus purpuratus: Neurochemical Complexity in a “Simple” Nervous System

07/11/2018

Frontiers in Endocrinology

New Neuronal Subtypes With a “Pre-Pancreatic” Signature in the Sea Urchin Stongylocentrotus purpuratus

29/10/2018

Marine Drugs

Antibiotics from Deep-Sea Microorganisms: Current Discoveries and Perspectives

29/10/2018

Biotechnology Reports

Isolation by Miniaturized Culture Chip of an Antarctic bacterium Aequorivita sp. with antimicrobial and anthelmintic activity

26/10/2018

Marine Environmental Research

Short-term variation of abundance of the purple sea urchin, Paracentrotus lividus (Lamarck, 1816), subject to harvesting in northern Portugal

26/10/2018

Marine Drugs

1H NMR Spectroscopy and MVA to Evaluate the Effects of Caulerpin-Based Diet on Diplodus sargus Lipid Profiles

18/10/2018

Plos Biology

Harnessing positive species interactions as a tool against climate-driven loss of coastal biodiversity

16/10/2018

PlosOne

Ran GTPase, an eukaryotic gene novelty, is involved in amphioxus mitosis

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