University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Currently: Associate Professor in Zoology (Department of Life Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia). Degree in Biological Sciences with full marks in 1986 at the University of Modena and PhD in Animal Biology in 1992. Researcher in Zoology from July 1995 to August 2001. Associated Professor in Zoology from September 2001 to present. Visiting researcher at Lund University (Sweden) in 1999. Research interest: i. evolution of adaptive strategies in micrometazons inhabiting stochastic and hostile to life environments both at ecological and molecular level, ii. evolution of reproductive strategies and comparative spermatology. Author of 114 scientific publications, including 90 papers published in impacted journals, some of which of high quality, 7 book chapters, 3 editorials, and 14 papers on national journals. She is head of the Evolutionary Zoology laboratory at UNIMORE. The development of the researches was achieved by International, national and local grants (MIUR-PNRA, MIUR-PRIN, NASA, ASI, CNR, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena). As a recognized expert in the field, she has been invited to serve as associate editor, reviewer for granting agencies and scientific journals, and as invited speaker. She was the head of the scientific committee of the 13th International Symposium on Tardigrada. Member of the PhD school in “Models and methods for material and environmental sciences (M3ES) of Unimore. Supervisor of 5 Post-doc, 3 PhD students, and more than 40 undergraduate students. She is member of the Quality Assurance Team (Presidio Qualità di Ateneo) of UNIMORE.
Currently: Associated Professor in Zoology (Department of Life Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia). He obtained his PhD in Animal Biology in 2000, and has been long-term visiting researchers in USA and Sweden. His research interests are related to the evolution of morphological and physiological adaptations in tardigrades using different morphological and molecular techniques and approaches. He is also interested in the population genetics of alien species to better understand their diffusion. He coordinated and cooperated in several national and international projects granted by national and privates agencies. He authored 89 papers, 66 of which published in international peer reviewed Journals. He has been member of the scientific and organizing committees of five international meeting.
Currently: Researcher in Zoology (Department of Education and Humanities, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia). She got her Master Degree in Biology in 1998 and her PhD in Animal Biology in 2002 at University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. Since 2011 she is a researcher of Zoology (Assistant professor). Research interest: She has a long experience in tardigrade biology, and her interest is particularly focused to their reproductive biology, cryptobiosis, adaptive strategies and stress resistance to unpredictable habitat conditions. She is author or co-author of about 44 publications on national and international journals (H index=14). She cooperates with several international journals as peer - reviewer.
Currently: post-doc in Prof. Rebecchi’s laboratory. Education: PhD in Animal Biology (2004), University of Bologna, Department of Evolutionary and Experimental Biology; degree in Biological Sciences (1999), University of Bologna. Work experience: 2016-2017: scholarship, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Department of Life Sciences; 2012 -2013, 2014 -2016: post-doc positions, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Department of Life Sciences; 2009 -2011: post doc positions, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Department of Biology; 2008 -2009: post doc position; University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Department of Animal Biology; 2007-2008: scholarship, Museo Tridentino di Scienze Naturali of Trento; 2005 -2006: post doc position, University of Bologna, Department of Evolutionary and Experimental Biology; 2001: scholarship, University of Bologna, Department of Evolutionary and Experimental Biology. Research interest: Evolutionary Biology. molecular phylogeny and biodiversity, extreme environments and cryptobiosis, DNA barcoding, population genetics. Number of publications: 41.
Currently: PhD student in Prof. Rebecchi’s laboratory. 2002: Master degree in in “Evolution and Biodiversity” at Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna: Score: 110/110 cum laude. Dissertation title: “Identification and characterization of a transposable element SINE in the genus Psammobia (Bivalve: Heterodontia)”. Work experience: September 2015–May 2017, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia; July 2017–August 2017, Curtin University and Murduch University, Perth (Australia); July 2015–August 2015, Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF), Otjiwarongo (Namibia). Research interest: Molecular responses to climate change and desiccation in tardigrades. Diversity, systematics and routes of invasion of Pentatomidae. Number of publications: 2.