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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

This is one of the first Marine Biotechnology Departments in Europe

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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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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

06/06/2019

Harmful Algae

Noxious effects of the benthic diatoms Cocconeis scutellum and Diploneis sp. on sea urchin development: Morphological and de novo transcriptomic analysis

06/06/2019

Water Research

First molecular evidence of the toxicogenetic effects of copper on sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus embryo development

04/06/2019

Antioxidants

Antioxidant and Photoprotection Networking in the Coastal Diatom Skeletonema marinoi

30/05/2019

Nutrients

Microalgal Derivatives as Potential Nutraceutical and Food Supplements for Human Health: A Focus on Cancer Prevention and Interception

28/05/2019

Marine Policy

Habitat mapping in the European Seas - is it fit for purpose in the marine restoration agenda?

28/05/2019

Diversity and Distributions

A population genomics insight by 2b‐RAD reveals populations' uniqueness along the Italian coastline in Leptopsammia pruvoti (Scleractinia, Dendrophylliidae)

28/05/2019

Science of the Total Environment

Threats to marine biodiversity in European protected areas

21/05/2019

Molecular Ecology

Heat‐stress induced flowering can be a potential adaptive response to ocean warming for the iconic seagrass Posidonia oceanica

13/05/2019

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces

Escherichia coli as a Model for the Description of the Antimicrobial Mechanism of a Cationic Polymer Surface: Cellular Target and Bacterial Contrast Response

13/05/2019

Marine Drugs

Marine Natural Products from Microalgae: An -Omics Overview

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