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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 Organism

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

21/03/2017

Journal of Phycology

Morphological and genetic diversity of Beaufort Sea diatoms with high contributions from the Chaetoceros neogracilis species complex

21/03/2017

Marine Genomics

Modelling plankton ecosystems in the meta-omics era. Are we ready?

14/03/2017

Chemosphere

Toxicity of diatom polyunsaturated aldehydes to marine bacterial isolates reveals their mode of action

10/03/2017

Molecular Ecology

Molecular response of Sargassum vulgare to acidification at volcanic CO2 vents: insights from de novo transcriptomic analysis

07/03/2017

Development

Patterning of brain precursors in ascidian embryos

07/03/2017

ELEMENTA - Science of the Anthropocene

Major impacts of climate change on deep-sea benthic ecosystems

03/03/2017

Journal of Molecular Evolution

The Isochores as a Fundamental Level of Genome Structure and Organization: A General Overview

27/02/2017

Scientific Reports

Seismic Hazards Implications of Uplifted Pleistocene Coral Terraces in the Gulf of Aqaba

24/02/2017

PlosOne

High-quality RNA extraction from the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus embryos

22/02/2017

Aquatic Biology

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

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