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Location: Darsena Le Saline

Pubblicato il: 03.07.2019 14:31

The training school is organized in the framework of a joint agreement of academic cooperation among the Universities of Milan, Padua, Palermo, and Salento (Lecce) and sponsored by the COST

European Programme “Maristem” coordinated by the Department of Biology of the University of Padua (IT), the Zoological Society of Italy (UZI) and the Italian Association of Developmental and Comparative Immunology SIICS-IADCI). 


The scientific themes will cover comparative analysis of main adaptive strategies across several invertebrate phyla to raise interest on invertebrate biology and evolution.

Contents(Main taxa, Topics, Models)

Porifera, Cnidaria, Xenacoelamorpha, Platyhelminthes, Rotifera, Echinodermata, Hemichordata, Tunicata.

Morphological and functional adaptations (sensory-motor integration, respiration, nutrition, locomotion and reproduction), life cycles and life histories.

Regeneration, aging, reverse development, stem cells. Stress responses, immunobiology, self-recognition, chimerism.

Journal clubs setting up: presentations of some recent relevant papers on invertebrate biology with particular reference to stem cells.

Participants will be provided with papers and, gathered in 4-5 groups, will give a presentation illustrating the novelties of the papers.


Lessons will be in English and will consist of lectures, field and laboratory activities and tutorials.


Trainees should be engaged in an official research programme as a PhD Student or postdoctoral fellow or employed by, or affiliated to, an institution, organisation or legal entity which has within its remit a clear association with performing research.

Financial support

A support to travel and accommodation expenses will be given to trainees of the COST countries in the form of a grant of 290 Euros.

For further information please contact

Prof. Loriano Ballarin

or visit:


here the poster.



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