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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

21/03/2019

Global Biogeochemical Cycles

Community‐Level Responses to Iron Availability in Open Ocean Plankton Ecosystems

21/03/2019

Scientific Reports

Extensive use of Fish Aggregating Devices together with environmental change influenced the spatial distribution of a tropical affinity fish

21/03/2019

Marine Pollution Bulletin

Synergistic reduction of a native key herbivore performance by two nonindigenous invasive algae

21/03/2019

Developmental Biology

Functional conserved non-coding elements among tunicates and chordates

21/03/2019

Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology

Austral Summer Bloom of Loricate Choanoflagellates in the Central Ross Sea Polynya

21/03/2019

Frontiers in Marine Science

Intertidal Mediterranean Coralline Algae Habitat Is Expecting a Shift Toward a Reduced Growth and a Simplified Associated Fauna Under Climate Change

21/03/2019

Scientific Reports

New molecular insights on the response of the green alga Tetraselmis suecica to nitrogen starvation

21/03/2019

Genome Biology and Evolution (GBE)

Identification of CellDeathGenes in SeaUrchin Paracentrotus lividus and Their Expression Patterns during Embryonic Development

08/03/2019

Marine Drugs

Molecular and Morphological Toxicity of Diatom-Derived Hydroxyacid Mixtures to Sea Urchin Paracentrotus lividus Embryos

05/03/2019

Marine Drugs

In Silico Identification and Experimental Validation of ()-Muqubilin A, a Marine Norterpene Peroxide, as PPARα/γ -RXRα Agonist and RARα Positive Allosteric Modulator

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