Valerio Matozzo was born in Soverato, Italy, in 1971. He received a degree in biological Sciences from the University of Padova, Italy, in 1998. In 2000, he obtained an EU Postgraduate Grant. In 2003, he received the Ph.D. degree in evolutionary biology (University of Padova). From 2003 to 2005, he had a postdoctoral position at the University of Padova with a research project concerning the evaluation of xenoestrogen effects in bivalves. In 2004, he won the S. Geraci Award announced by the Italian Association of Marine Biology for the best paper written by a young researcher and published in international journal. Since 2006, he has a permanent position as a Researcher at the University of Padova, where he teaches ecology (degree in biological sciences) and applied ecology (degree in environmental sciences and technologies). He currently works at the Laboratory of Ecophysiology and Ecotoxicology of Marine Invertebrates. His main scientific interest is related to the use of marine invertebrates as bioindicators. Both his laboratory and field studies are performed, and particular attention is addressed to the evaluation of immunotoxic effects of pollutants in sentinel species. He serves as a Member of the Italian Association of Marine Biology, the Italian Association of Developmental and Comparative Immunobiology, and the Mediterranean Scientific Association of Environmental Protection. He also acts as a Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Xenobiotics.
Biography Updated on 19 August 2012