Animal Evolution and Population Biology

Areas: Biology

Evolution is the unifying concept of Biology, and understanding its mechanisms – from species to genes and backwards – represents the main focus of our research.
The Animal Evolution and Population Biology Group works on a spectrum of zoological topics in animal evolutionary biology, using a wide range of technical approaches such as optical, electron, fluorescence and confocal microscopy, karyology, cytogenetic analyses, RealTime qPCR, and High-Throughput Sequencing.

[Permanent staff: Prof. Barbara Mantovani (Contact), Prof. Fausto Tinti. Prof. Marco Passamonti, Prof. Andrea Luchetti, Prof. Alessia Cariani, Prof. Fabrizio Ghiselli]

Line of research :

Barbara Mantovani (PO)

Group members
Fausto Tinti (PA)
Marco Passamonti (PA)
Andrea Luchetti (PA)

Fabrizio Ghiselli (PA)
Alessia Cariani (PA)
Federico Plazzi (Adjunct Professor)
Alice Ferrari (Research Fellow)
Filippo Nicolini (PhD Student)

Jacopo Martelossi (PhD Student)
Ran XU (PhD Student)
Filippo Castellucci (PhD Student)

Other members
Dott. Guglielmo Puccio (Italy)
Dott. Oskar Conle (Germany)
Dott. Frank Hennemann (Germany).
Paul Brock (Phasmid Study Group , UK).
Dott. Pablo Valero e Prof. Dr. Antonio Ortiz (University of Murcia, Spain).
Prof. Dr. Jane Margaret Costa von Sydow (Institut Oswaldo Cruz/ Fiocruz, Rio de Janei-ro, Brazil).
Dr. Bruno Kneubühler (Switzerland).
Joachim Bresseel & Jerome Constant (Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles, Bruxelles, Belgium).
Yeisson Gutierrez (University of Münster, Germany).

Consortium ELASMOMED and enterprise FISHBOL (CBOL, Canada); Shark Specialist Group (IUCN); Italian Researchers Group on Sharks, rays and chimeras (GRIS, Italy)