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CNR: Alamanacco della Scienza


N. 12 - 13 ott 2010
ISSN 2037-4801

International info   a cura di Cecilia Migali


Biodiversity and sustainability, bilateral seminar Italy-Japan

The bilateral seminar Italy-Japan on physical and chemical impacts on marine organisms for conservation of biodiversity and sustainability will take place on October 24-27, 2010 at the Center for academic and cultural exchange, Aichi prefectural University in Nagakute, Aichi, Japan. Sponsored by Cnr, the Japan society for promotion of science and the Embassy of Italy in Tokyo, the symposium will get the high patronage of Unesco and it will gather scientists from Italy and Japan, as well from Eu, Australia, Usa and developing countries, to exchange of information and knowledge concerning the impacts of environmental pollution on marine organisms. Sections will be devoted to the analysis and assessment of the current conditions of the marine environment, marine organisms and marine ecosystems, supported by field surveys in various marine areas, including Mediterranean sea & Northern sea, Indian ocean, Japanese sea. Reports will be given on a variety of marine experimental systems, at the molecular, cellular, individual and population levels. Special hot topics section will include: global warming and ocean acidification, emerging pollutants, including nanoparticles, marine organisms and applied biotechnology.

The seminar will consider in particular model organisms and recent methodologies able to predict the effects of environmental stress factors on marine organisms, with special emphasis on new sensible and rapid assays to detect the effect of pollutants emerging and apprehensive to emerge. Following topics are involved: current situation of marine environment, analysis of results obtained from field surveys. Evaluation of indicator species based on the result from field surveys, organisms feasible to reflect the health conditions found in the marine environment; feasibility of catch, accuracy of physiological parameters, rapidity of assays, inhabitation.

Fonte: Valeria Matranga, Istituto di biomedicina e di immunologia molecolare "Alberto Monroy", Palermo, tel. 091/6809551, email matranga@ibim.cnr.it

Per saperne di più: - www.aichi-pu.ac.jp/ist/bsij2010/