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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

10/07/2019

Molecular Reproduction & Development

Effects of ecosystem stress on reproduction and development

10/07/2019

Current Pharmaceutical Design

Prophylaxis of Non-communicable Diseases: Why Fruits and Vegetables may be Better Chemopreventive Agents than Dietary Supplements Based on Isolated Phytochemicals?

09/07/2019

PeerJ

Polyp expansion of passive suspension feeders: a red coral case study

09/07/2019

Scientific Reports

Unveiling the presence of biosynthetic pathways for bioactive compounds in the Thalassiosira rotula transcriptome

05/07/2019

Experimental Cell Research

Altered actin cytoskeleton in ageing eggs of starfish affects fertilization process

05/07/2019

Genes

Exploring Molecular Signs of Sex in the Marine Diatom Skeletonema marinoi

05/07/2019

Antioxidants

Promises and Challenges of Microalgal Antioxidant Production

05/07/2019

PlosOne

Ocean acidification influences plant-animal interactions: The effect of Cocconeis scutellum parva on the sex reversal of Hippolyte inermis

28/06/2019

Marine Drugs

Amphidinol 22, a New Cytotoxic and Antifungal Amphidinol from the Dinoflagellate Amphidinium carterae

28/06/2019

Plant and Cell Physiology

Biosynthesis of Long Chain Alkyl Diols and Long Chain Alkenols in Nannochloropsis spp. (Eustigmatophyceae)

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