Valerio Matozzo received the degree in biological sciences from the University of Padova, Padua, Italy, in 1998. In 2000, he received an EU postgraduate research grant. In 2003, he received the Ph.D. degree in evolutionary biology from the University of Padova. From 2003 to 2005, he had a postdoctoral position at the University of Padova. 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 an international journal. Since 2006, he has had 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 given to the evaluation of immunotoxic effects of pollutants in sentinel species. Matozzo has participated in several national and international research projects. He is the author of about 80 papers published in peer-reviewed journals. Matozzo is an Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Coastal Life Medicine and is a Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Xenobiotics and ISJ-Invertebrate Survival Journal. He is a Member of the Italian Association of Marine Biology and the Italian Association of Developmental and Comparative Immunobiology. He serves as a Reviewer for more than 30 international scientific journals.
Biography Updated on 12 July 2016