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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

The mission of the Marine Biotechnology Department is to conduct and promote scientific research regarding the possible applications of marine natural products in the biomedical and environmental sectors

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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 Department of Research Infrastructures for marine biological resources (RIMAR) provides high technology services and access to infrastructure and research platforms to the national and international scientific community, as well as support third mission activities such as third-party contracts

Hot Topics

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

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Virus-induced spore formation as a defense mechanism in marine diatoms

Virus-induced spore formation as a defense mechanism in marine diatoms

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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

15/01/2021

Scientific Reports

Empirical evidence for concerted evolution in the 18S rDNA region of the planktonic diatom genus Chaetoceros

15/12/2020

Biology

First De Novo Transcriptome of the Copepod Rhincalanus gigas from AntarcticWaters

15/12/2020

NANOTOXICOLOGY

Disclose nanoplastic toxicity on the embryogenesis of the ascidian Ciona robusta (Phylum Chordata)

15/12/2020

Environmental Science and Pollution Research

New approaches on the use of tunicates (Ciona robusta) for toxicity assessments

15/12/2020

Frontiers in Marine Science

Does Warming Enhance the Effects of Eutrophication in the Seagrass Posidonia oceanica?

15/12/2020

Innovations in Land, Water and Energy for Vietnam’s Sustainable Development

Cerrano C, Bavestrello G, Bertolino M, Pansini M, NúñezPons L, Sarti M, Do Cong T, Calcinai B. 2020. The Ha Long Bay Marine Ecosystem. An Unprecedented Opportunity for Evolutionary Studies on Marine Taxa, In: Innovations in Land, Water and Energy for Vietnam’s Sustainable Development, eds: . Mariano Anderle. Nature Springter, pp. 45-52. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-51260-6

15/12/2020

Journal of Marine Science and Engineering

A New Species of Spongilla (Porifera, Demospongiae) from a Karst Lake in Ha Long Bay (Vietnam)

15/12/2020

Microorganisms

Physiological and Molecular Responses to Main Environmental Stressors of Microalgae and Bacteria in Polar Marine Environments

11/11/2020

Global Change Biology

Ocean acidification causes variable trait-shifts in a coral species

28/10/2020

New Phytologist

Virus-induced spore formation as a defense mechanism in marine diatoms

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