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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

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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

04/09/2020

Journal of Ecology

A king and vassals' tale: Molecular signatures of clonal integration in Posidonia oceanica under chronic light shortage

04/09/2020

Fish and Fisheries

Assessing spillover from marine protected areas and its drivers: A meta-analytical approach

04/09/2020

Antioxidants

Engineering the Unicellular Alga Phaeodactylum tricornutum for Enhancing Carotenoid Production

04/09/2020

ICES Journal of Marine Science

State of art and best practices for fatty acid analysis in aquatic sciences

04/09/2020

Scientific Reports

N2 fixation dominates nitrogen cycling in a mangrove fiddler crab holobiont

07/08/2020

New Zealand Journal of Ecology

Historical analyses of coastal marine sediments reveal land-based impacts on the benthos

07/08/2020

Journal of Marine Science and Engineering

Editorial for Special Issue “Radar Technology for Coastal Areas and Open Sea Monitoring”

07/08/2020

Marine Drugs

De novo Transcriptome of the Non-saxitoxin Producing Alexandrium tamutum Reveals New Insights on Harmful Dinoflagellates

24/07/2020

Environmental Pollution

Adult exposure to acidified seawater influences sperm physiology in Mytilus galloprovincialis: Laboratory and in situ transplant experiments

24/07/2020

Science of the Total Environment

The date mussel Lithophaga lithophaga: Biology, ecology and themultiple impacts of its illegal fishery

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