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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

19/11/2019

ENDANGERED SPECIES RESEARCH

Turtles on the trash track: loggerhead turtles exposed to floating plastic in the Mediterranean Sea

19/11/2019

BMC Veterinary Research

Gastrointestinal investigation of parasites and Enterobacteriaceae in loggerhead sea turtles from Italian coasts

19/11/2019

Marine Pollution Bulletin

Loggerhead sea turtles as sentinels in the western Mediterranean: antibiotic resistance and environment-related modifications of Gram-negative bacteria

12/11/2019

Journal of Biological Chemistry

Sulfur-containing histidine compounds inhibit -glutamyl transpeptidase activity in human cancer cells

12/11/2019

Journal of Environmental Management

Are FADs a significant source of marine litter? Assessment of released debris and mitigation strategy in the Mediterranean sea

12/11/2019

Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom

Molecular identity of the non-indigenous Cassiopea sp. from Palermo Harbour (central Mediterranean Sea)

12/11/2019

Science of the Total Environment

Ocean acidification impact on ascidian Ciona robusta spermatozoa: New evidence for stress resilience

12/11/2019

Marine Environmental Research

A multidisciplinary analytical framework to delineate spawning areas and quantify larval dispersal in coastal fish

12/11/2019

Cells (2)

Natural Sulfur-Containing Compounds: An Alternative Therapeutic Strategy against Liver Fibrosis

12/11/2019

Marine Biology

Sulfide oxidation in deep Baltic Sea sediments upon oxygenation and colonization by macrofauna

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