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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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The discovery of kleptopredation, a new way of catching prey

A completely new type of interaction among organisms

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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

02/08/2018

Marine Environmental Research

Investigating cellular stress response to heat stress in the seagrass Posidonia oceanica in a global change scenario

30/07/2018

Mediterranean Marine Science

Nest-mediated parental care in a marine fish: Are large-scale nesting habitats selected and do these habitats respond to small-scale requirements?

30/07/2018

Ecology

Protocooperation among small polyps allows the coral Astroides calycularis to prey on large jellyfish

30/07/2018

Natural Product Reports

On ovothiol biosynthesis and biological roles: from life in the ocean to therapeutic potential

27/07/2018

Scientific Reports

Exploring the pathology of an epidermal disease affecting a circum-Antarctic sea star

26/07/2018

Journal of Marine Science and Engineering

A Collaborative European Approach to Accelerating Translational Marine Science

25/07/2018

Marine Drugs

On the Neuroprotective Role of Astaxanthin: New Perspectives?

25/07/2018

Thalassas: An International Journal of Marine Sciences

Natural History Collections and Alien Species: an Overlooked Sample of Bursatella leachii Blainville, 1817 (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Aplysiida) Backdates its Confirmed Presence in Italy

13/07/2018

PANGAEA.

Seawater carbonate chemistry and carbon and nitrogen allocation strategy in Posidonia oceanica

10/07/2018

Phycologia

Gonyaulax hyalina and Gonyaulax fragilis (Dinoflagellata), two names associated with ‘mare sporco’, indicate the same species

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