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Telephone 0498276201
Qualification Professore associato confermato
Scientific sector BIO/07 - ECOLOGY
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(updated on 26/06/2013 12:00)

Proposals for thesis
The theses concern the research areas of Prof. V. Matozzo. For more details, contact him.

Curriculum Vitae
Prof. Valerio Matozzo received the degree in biological sciences from the University of Padova (Italy) in 1998.
In 2000, he received an European Union postgraduate research grant.
In 2003, he received the Ph.D. degree in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Padova.
From 2003 to 2005, he had a postdoctoral position at the University of Padova.
In 2004, he won the “S. Geraci” Award announced by the Italian Association of Marine Biology for the best paper written by a young researcher and published in an international journal.
In 2014, he was awarded the Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing (“in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the quality of the journal) by Elsevier and the journal Marine Environmental Research.
At present, he has a permanent position as Associate Professor at the University of Padova, where he teaches Ecology (degree in Biological Sciences) and Applied Ecology (degree in Environmental Sciences and Technologies). He is in charge of the Laboratory of Ecophysiology and Ecotoxicology of Marine Invertebrates. His main scientific interest is related to the use of marine invertebrates (mainly bivalves) as bioindicators. Both laboratory and field studies are performed and particular attention is given to the evaluation of immunotoxic effects of pollutants in sentinel species.
Prof. Matozzo has participated in several national and international research projects.
He is the author of more than 80 papers published in peer-reviewed journals.
Matozzo is an Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Coastal Life Medicine and is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Xenobiotics, Journal of Toxicology and ISJ-Invertebrate Survival Journal.
He is a Member of the Italian Association of Marine Biology and the Italian Association of Developmental and Comparative Immunobiology.
He serves as a Reviewer for more than 40 international scientific journals.

Lecturer's Curriculum (PDF): 9EA6EE95DB09C6A7C6486E7785EB4066.pdf

Research areas
The research activity is focused on the following topics:
- morpho-functional characterization of hemocytes from marine invertebrates (in particular bivalves, crustaceans and sipunculids);
- in vitro and in vivo studies of the effects of emerging environmental contaminants (e.g. drugs and personal care products, nanoparticles, herbicides) in marine invertebrates;
- measurement of different biomarkers in bivalve molluscs and crustaceans for the biomonitoring of coastal marine environments;
- study of immunomodulation phenomena induced by different types of stressors (bacteria, anoxia, mechanical stress, temperature, salinity, pH, fasting) in bivalves and crustaceans.


Lecturer's Publications (PDF): 9EA6EE95DB09C6A7C6486E7785EB4066.pdf

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2019/20
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
SC1178 COMMON SCN1032456 9 1st Year (2019/20) Annual ITA VALERIO MATOZZO
IA1870 COMMON SUP5073220 7 5th Year (2019/20) First
SC1165 COMMON SCL1001355 7 3rd Year (2019/20) First
IF0320 COMMON SCP6075238 10 2nd Year (2019/20) First