2003. PhD in “Metodologie in biomonitoraggio delle alterazioni ambientali” University of Trieste with a thesis titled: ”Development of methods to evaluate mechanisms and hormonal variations in crustaceans, in particular Palaemon elegans (decapoda Caridea), as a result of enviromental stress “
1995. Graduate in Biological Sciences at the University of Trieste
1991. Scholarship ERASMUS at the Gatty Marine Laboratory, St. Andrews University, UK; under the supervision of the Ph.D. Dr V.J. Smith.
2006-present. Fixed term Researcher at the Biological Oceanography Department (now Oceanography Section) of OGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e Geofisica Sperimentale)
2003-2006. Postdoctoral fellowship at University of Trieste (reserch areas BIO/05 – zoology, BIO/06 – comparative anatomy and cytology and BIO/07 – ecology)
2000-2003. PhD in “Metodologie in biomonitoraggio delle alterazioni ambientali” University of Trieste
1997-1999. Scholarship at Shoreline Soc.Coop.ar.l. (Area Science Park, Trieste) in ecotoxicology.
1993. Scholarship at the Gatty Marine Laboratory, St. Andrews University, UK; under the supervision of the Ph.D. Dr V.J. Smith to practice in immunological techniques on marine invertebrates.
2004 – 2009. Professor for the course of “Animal Ecophysiology and ecotoxicology” (3CFU) for the master degrees in “Biodiversity e biomonitoring of terrestrial ecosystems” and in “Marine Biology” at University of Trieste.
2010. Professor for the course of “Animal Ecophysiology and ecotoxicology” (Mod. A, 4CFU) for the master degrees in “Environmental Biology” at University of Trieste.
2008. Teacher for the monographic course (8 hours) "morphology and physiology of marine crustacean" at the School of Specialization "Livestock, Hygiene, Pathology and Control of aquatic species derivatives" of the University of Milan.
1999 – present. Tutor of several thesis at the university of Trieste.
2012. TRECORALA (TREzze e CORalligeno dell’ALto Adriatico: valorizzazione e gestione sostenibile nel Golfo di Trieste).
Europen Crossborder Cooperation Programme Italy-Slovenia 2007-2013
2012. RITMARE – La Ricerca ITaliana per il MARE (Progetto bandiera
2010. RISCS (Research into impacts and safety in CO2 storage) per la parte inerente al WP 2 Task 2.1.1: Response and recovery of individual species after exposure to elevated levels of CO2 in laboratory experiments. FP 7 Energy,
2009. “The hemocyte type characterization by means of granules content analysis via SR-FTIR microspectroscopy” ELETTRA Synchrotron Light Laboratory.
2006. “ECOMADR: ECOlogia del Mar adriatico” Interreg IIIA.
2005. Award for Innovation Start Cup (business plan competition between entrepreneurial ideas) with the project Bioled (awarded among the 10 best projects submitted) for the use of a bioindicator to monitor water quality.
2002-2005. “Quality, hygene and alimentary safety of “minor” crustaceans species for human consumption” founded by Italian MIPAF (6 D 40).
2002. Grant for the “Progetto Giovani Ricercatori”- es. fin. 2000 from University of Trieste for the project “Control mechanism of neurohormone release in crustacea”.
2001-2004. “Guideline for improving hygene, and product quality of commmercially live handled, held and transported crustaceana for human consumption”, founded by Italian MIPAF (6 D 4).
2001. Grant for the “Progetto Giovani Ricercatori”- es. fin. 1999 from University of Trieste for the project “Development of evaluation methods to define hormonal variation in Crustacea, and in particular on Palaemon elegans (Decapoda, Caridea) following environmental stress”.
1998-2000. “Crustaceans as biosensors in ecotoxicological monitoring of the quality of sea water used in aquaculture systems"." founded by Italian MIPAF (4 C 186).