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Structure Department of Biology
Telephone 0498276284
Qualification Professore associato confermato
Scientific sector BIO/19 - GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY
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Office hours
Edificio Vallisneri, quinto piano Sud, stanza 12 Disponibile nelle ore pomeridiane, previo accordo via email o telefonico.
(updated on 15/07/2013 16:57)

Proposals for thesis
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Curriculum Vitae
Present position: full-time associate professor at the University of Padua
Scientific macrosector and sector: 05/I2 (Microbiology) e BIO/19 (Microbiology)
Affiliated to: Department of Biology (
Research Unit: Human Genetics and Functional Genomics

Formation and professional roles:
Laurea in Scienze Biologiche (1981, 110/100 cum laude, University of Padua)
Specialization in Alimentation Sciences (3-year post-degree school, University of Padua
Co-founder of Bioprogramm (1985,
PhD in Genetic Sciences (1987, one of six national positions)
Selected eligible for teaching in national calls and permanent role of professor in Natural sciences, Chemistry and Geography in the public Italian High Secondary School (1987-1991)
Selected eligible for Associate professorship in 05/C1 Ecology e 05/I1 Genetics and Microbiology in 2012 (ASN-MIUR)
Permanent role of researcher in Genetics (BIO/18)at the Department of Biology, University of Padua (since 11.01.1991)
Associate professor in Microbiology (since 01.03.2017)

Main activities at Apr 2018:
Founder member acting for the initial development of biological services in Bioprogramm (
Teaching role in the Italian public high secondary school and in the University of Padua Padova (in UniPD: Genetics, Applied genetics, Genetic and environmental toxicology and similar courses, regularly from the year 1991 until the present time).
Tutor/Co-tutor of about 60 university degree thesis in biological disciplines and of 5 PhD thesis(one co-tutored at UniTS); hosting laboratory for the training of a graduated student (1 Egyptian), PhD students (2 Spanish, 1 French, 1 Portuguese, 1 Iranian) and 1 Indian PostDoc (short or medium term visits); proposal evaluator in the EU FP5; committee member for PhD exams in Italy and abroad and for national comparative evaluations for the position of university researcher; member of the Italian Society of Environmental Mutagenesis, also serving in the Scientific Committee (1998-2001), member of the Italian Genetics Society and some other international scientific societies.
Author/co-author of about 81 peer-reviewed papers, 8 contributes in volume and at least 174 posters or communications at national and international scientific meetings. Reviewer of manuscripts for about 30 scientific ISI journals, national and international research projects, and for PhD thesis.

Direct responsibility (partner or P.I.) in regional and national research projects; subcontractor in a EU FP5 project, partner in projects of EU FP6, FP7, H2020 and in one transborder cooperation project (IT-SLO 2007-2013).

Past or present collaborations: UniTS (Trieste), UniVe Ca’Foscari e ISMAR (Venezia), IFREMER (Nantes, La Tremblade, Brest), Université de Bordeaux I, Université de Montpellier II (France); Universidad del País Vasco, Bilbao, CSIC-Vigo (Spain); Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK); Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Paraná (Brasil); Jagellonian University, Kraków (Polonia).

Research areas
Microrganisms associated to bivalve mollusks and host-pathogen interactions

Functional genomics in bivalve mollusks and other organisms

Molecular and cytological approach to the innate immunity of marine mussels

Antimicrobial peptides and bioactive molecules (identification, characterization, development)

DNA damage and cell response to oxidative and genotoxic stress


Lecturer's Publications (PDF): D6769BB82C1D21479BC3EAF15BCAB970.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
SC1168 COMMON SC04100865 8 1st Year (2019/20) First
IF0321 COMMON AVP7079277 6 1st Year (2019/20) First
SC1731 COMMON SCP9088037 6 1st Year (2019/20) Second