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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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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

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

22/10/2020

Journal of Marine Science and Engineering

Rhodolith Beds Heterogeneity along the Apulian Continental Shelf (Mediterranean Sea)

20/10/2020

Encyclopedia of Marine Biotechnology

Reproductive Processes of Marine Animals as Biomarker for Environmental Stress Impact

20/10/2020

Science of the Total Environment

Patterns in microbiome composition differ with ocean acidification in anatomic compartments of the Mediterranean coral Astroides calycularis living at CO2 vents

20/10/2020

Marine Drugs

Chemical Defense in Marine Organisms

13/10/2020

International Journal of Molecular Sciences

m6A RNA Methylation in Marine Plants: First Insights and Relevance for Biological Rhythms

13/10/2020

Marine Drugs

De Novo Transcriptome Assembly and Gene Expression Profiling of the Copepod Calanus helgolandicus Feeding on the PUA-Producing Diatom Skeletonema marinoi

08/10/2020

BMC Genomics

RNA-Seq and differential gene expression analysis in Temora stylifera copepod females with contrasting non-feeding nauplii survival rates: an environmental transcriptomics study

08/10/2020

Marine Drugs

A Review of Toxins from Cnidaria

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