Valerio Matozzo received his degree in biological sciences from the University of Padova (Italy) in 1998. In 2000, he obtained an EU Postgraduate grant. He received the Ph.D. degree in evolutionary biology (University of Padova) in 2003. From 2003 to 2005, he had a Postdoctoral position at the same university with a research project concerning the evaluation of xenoestrogen effects in bivalves. On July 19, 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 is in charge of the Laboratory of Ecophysiology and Ecotoxicology of Marine Invertebrates. His main scientific interest is related to the use of marine invertebrates (mainly bivalves) as bioindicators. Both laboratory and field studies are performed and particular attention is addressed to the evaluation of immunotoxic effects of pollutants in sentinel species. He is 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 is a Member of the Editorial Board of both Journal of Xenobiotics and Journal of Coastal Life Medicine.
Biography Updated on 20 July 2014