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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

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

13/05/2019

Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences

The evolutionary landscape of the Rab family in chordates

13/05/2019

Nature Conservation

Time series and beyond: multifaceted plankton research at a marine Mediterranean LTER site

13/05/2019

Nature Conservation

Editorial

29/04/2019

Cell

Marine DNA Viral Macro- and Microdiversity from Pole to Pole

29/04/2019

BMC Evolutionary Biology

Analysis of the coding sequences of clownfish reveals molecular convergence in the evolution of lifespan

26/04/2019

Methods in Cell Biology

In: Echinoderms, Part B - Edited by Amro Hamdoun, Kathy R. Foltz: Chapter 3 - Using ATAC-seq and RNA-seq to increase resolution in GRN connectivity

26/04/2019

Marine Genomics

A conceptual history of the “regulatory genome”: From Theodor Boveri to Eric Davidson

19/04/2019

Science of the Total Environment

Living in future ocean acidification, physiological adaptive responses of the immune system of sea urchins resident at a CO2 vent system

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