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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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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

26/09/2017

Marine Environmental Research

Symbiont dynamics during thermal acclimation using cnidariandinoflagellate model holobionts

26/09/2017

Scientific Reports

De novo transcriptome of the cosmopolitan dinoflagellate Amphidinium carterae to identify enzymes with biotechnological potential

25/09/2017

Marine Drugs

μ-Conotoxins Modulating Sodium Currents in Pain Perception and Transmission: A Therapeutic Potential

21/09/2017

Marine Biodiversity

Diversity and ecology of crustaceans from shallow rocky habitats along the Mediterranean coast of Egypt

21/09/2017

Marine Environmental Research

Reducing the data-deficiency of threatened European habitats: Spatial variation of sabellariid worm reefs and associated fauna in the Sicily Channel, Mediterranean Sea

20/09/2017

Diversity and Distributions

Potential and realized connectivity of the seagrass Posidonia oceanica and their implication for conservation

20/09/2017

LIMNOLOGY and OCEANOGRAPHY

N2 fixation and primary productivity in a red sea Halophila stipulacea meadow exposed to seasonality

12/09/2017

Phytotaxa

The planktonic diatom genus Chaetoceros Ehrenberg (Bacillariophyta) from the Adriatic Sea

12/09/2017

Journal of Phycology

Two new species in the Chaetoceros Socialis complex (Bacillariophyta): C. Sporotruncatus and C. Dichatoensis, and characterization of its relatives, C. Radicans and C. Cinctus

11/09/2017

Marine Biology

The sibling polychaetes Platynereis dumerilii and Platynereis massiliensis in the Mediterranean Sea: are phylogeographic patterns related to exposure to ocean acidification?

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