Calendar

An integrated approach to marine invertebrate biodiversity: evolutionary and functional adaptations

  • Monday, June 17

    • morning
      Introduction to the course
      Staff presentation
      Crossing evolutionary paths of biodiversity and immunity (N. Parrinello)
      Functional Biology of Echinoderms: a new insight on well-known models - 1st  part. (M.D. Candia Carnevali / M. Sugni)
    • afternoon
      Functional Biology of Echinoderms: a new insight on well-known models - 2nd part. (M.D. Candia Carnevali / M. Sugni)

  • Tuesday, June 18

    • morning
      Functional Biology of Echinoderms: a new insight on well-known models - 3rd part. Mutable connective tissues and their adaptive potential in echinoderms: handling animals and in vivo observation. (M.D. Candia Carnevali / M. Sugni)
    • afternoon
      Excursion in the southern lagoon. Sample collection
    • after dinner
      Journal club (paper presentation by students (3 groups of 3 students)

  • Wednesday, June 19

    • morning
      Development without embryo: colonial ascidians and Platyhelminthes as models for regenerative and stem cell biology (S. Tiozzo)
      Contribution of genomic studies to understanding crustacean physiological processes (M. Tom)
    • afternoon
      Annelids: not simply a tube inside a tube! (J. Vizioli)
      Practical course on Platyhelminthes (S. Tiozzo): 

  • Thursday, June 20

    • morning
      Clytia hemisphaerica, cnidarian model for developmental and cell biology (T. Momose)
      Cnidarians and the evolution of Metazoa: old dogmas and new perspectives (S. Piraino)
    • afternoon
      Practical course on cnidarians (S. Piraino/T. Momose)
    • after dinner
      Journal club (paper presentation by students (4 groups of 3 students)

  • Friday, June 21

    • morning
      The compound ascidian Botryllus. schlosseri as a model organism for developmental and immunobiology: introduction and practice (L. Ballarin/N. Franchi):
      Experimental approaches and in vivo reaction during Ciona intestinalis inflammatory response 1st part. Introduction and practice (M. Cammarata)
    • afternoon
      Practical course
      Experimental approaches and in vivo reaction during Ciona intestinalis inflammatory response 2nd part. (M. Cammarata) 

  • Saturday, June 22

    • morning
      Practical course on Botryllus schlosseri immunobiology (N. Franchi)
      Experimental approaches and in vivo reaction during Ciona intestinalis inflammatory response 3rd part. (M. Cammarata, N. Franchi)
      Final discussion and conclusions
      Final examination for credits acknowledgement