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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.

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

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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

17/09/2019

Scientific Reports

Anthropogenic impact is negatively related to coral health in Sicily (Mediterranean Sea)

16/09/2019

Water

The Effect of Chironomid Larvae on Nitrogen Cycling and Microbial Communities in Soft Sediments

16/09/2019

Scientific Reports

Tracking a mass mortality outbreak of pen shell Pinna nobilis populations: A collaborative effort of scientists and citizens

12/09/2019

Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A - Ecological and Integrative Physiology

Response to salinity and temperature changes in the alien Asian copepod Pseudodiaptomus marinus introduced in the Black Sea

12/09/2019

Cell and Tissue Research

Development and evolution of gut structures: from molecules to function

12/09/2019

Frontiers in Immunology

Assessing Immunological Memory in the Solitary Ascidian Ciona robusta

12/09/2019

Phytochemistry Reviews

Chemical diversity and biological activities of the saponins isolated from Astragalus genus: focus on Astragaloside IV

12/09/2019

Phytochemical Analysis

NMR‐based metabolomics and bioassays to study phytotoxic extracts and putative phytotoxins from Mediterranean plant species

12/09/2019

Molecules

Spectroscopic Characterization and Cytotoxicity Assessment towards Human Colon Cancer Cell Lines of Acylated Cycloartane Glycosides from Astragalus boeticus L.

12/09/2019

Mutation Research/Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis

Lymphocytes exposed to vegetables grown in waters contaminated by anticancer drugs: metabolome alterations and genotoxic risks for human health

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