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Fausto Tinti

Associate Professor

Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences

Academic discipline: BIO/05 Zoology

Curriculum vitae

PERSONAL DATA

Birthday: 5th July 1965, Bologna, Italy

Married to Maria Luisa Bordoni. We have six daughters: Maria Giulia, Benedetta, Maddalena, Caterina, Francesca Lisa and Viola. We live in Castel San Pietro Terme (Bologna)

EDUCATION

1983: high-school degree in Industrial Chemistry at the Technical High School "Aldini Valeriani" in Bologna;

1989: laurea degree in Natural Sciences at the University of Bologna, presenting an experimental thesis on the "Allozymic variation and phylogenetic relationships in five species of stick insects of the genus Bacillus (Insecta Phasmatodea)" final score 110/110 cum laude;

1990 - 1993: PhD in Animal Biology (curriculum Evolution & Adaptation) at the University of Bologna with the PhD research project and thesis: "Evolution of reproductive modes in Mediterranean stick insects".

HONORS

1994: Award in Biology "Prof. Carla Garavini", given by the Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy;

1996: Award in Zoology "Foundation Maria Teresa and Alessandro Ghigi", given by the Academy of Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy;

1997: Award in Biology "Prof. Umberto Pierantoni” given by the Academy of Sciences and Arts, University of Naples, Italy.

CAREER

1993-1999: Technician at the Laboratory of Animal Biology and Physiology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Bologna in Ravenna (Italy);

1999-2010: Researcher in Zoology at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and at the Dept. of Experimental & Evolutionary Biology, University of Bologna

2010-today: Associate Professor at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and at the Dept. of Experimental & Evolutionary Biology, University of Bologna

1999-today: Advisor of the Laboratory of Genetics and Genomics of Marine Environment and Resources GenoDREAM (formerly GenMAP) at the Dept. Biological, Geological & Environmental Sciences, University of Bologna at the Campus of Ravenna;

1999-2012: Advisor of the section of Marine Genetics & Zoology at the Marine Biology and Fisheries Laboratory, University of Bologna, Fano (PU)

2003-today: Member of the Academic Board of the PhD School in Environmental Sciences (2003-2012), Earth Life & Environmental Sciences (2013-2015), Cultural Heritages & Environmental Goods (from 2018 - today) at the University of Bologna and of the International Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral Programme MARES Marine Ecosystem Health and Conservation.

INSTITUTION

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM – UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA

- School of Sciences, Bologna, Italy

- Department of Biological, Geological & Environmental Sciences, University of Bologna at the Campus of Ravenna (formerly Experimental & Evolutionary Biology)

- Laboratory of Marine Biology & Fisheries, Fano (PU)

- Interdepartmental Centre of Research in Environmental Sciences, Ravenna

SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ACTIVITIES AND ACHIEVEMENTS

RESEARCH ACTIVITY AREAS

1989-1998: research activities on the molecular evolution, systematics, hybridization and reproductive modes invertebrate taxa (insects, molluscs, and crustaceans). Description of achievements is omitted because not directly related to the research topics of the submitted proposal.

1998-today: research activities on the micro- and macro-evolutionary patterns and mechanisms in marine taxa of the North-eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean, with emphasis to bioeconomically important fishery resources. Relevant achievements of the research activities have been the definition of spatial and temporal patterns of intraspecific genetic diversity in the Adriatic and Mediterranean stocks of pelagic and demersal species; the assessment of population units, geographic boundaries and genetic parameters in the exploited fisheries shared stocks of the Adriatic Sea; the assessment of population structure and microevolution of the Central Mediterranean common soles; the reconstruction of spatial and temporal evolutionary patterns and processes of cartilaginous (Rajidae) and bony (Soleidae; Scombridae) fish of the North-eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean; the development of molecular markers and technologies useful for genetic analyses in marine species and ecosystems, such as DNA sequence markers for multiple taxonomic levels, arrays of species-specific microsatellite and SNP loci, microarray DNA technologies; the development of on-line data bank for the monitoring and conservation of Mediterranean skates and rays (Rajidae).

RESEARCH PROJECTS

My research activities have been supported by the following national and international research projects, in which I have been act as Principal Investigator (PI) or Associate Investigator (AI). Most relevant research projects are

2001-2003 - Adriamed Research Project (ARP) "Identification of population units in the Adriatic Sea shared stocks by genetic structure analysis - Part I" granted by Food & Agriculture Organisation (PI);

2002-2004 - MiPAF Research Project "Identification of population units in the Adriatic Sea shared stocks by genetic structure analysis - Part II " granted by Italian Ministry of Agricultural and Forestry Policies (Coordinator);

2004-2005 - Research Project COFIN "Tossine algali contaminanti i molluschi bivalvi nelle acque costiere italiane: caratteristiche, produzione, azioni e rischio per la salute umana", granted by Italian Ministry of University and scientific Research (AI);

2004-2005 - Project SPINNER No. 454/03 "FISH BIOTECH - A pilot project to build-up an innovative and high technological company", granted by Consortium Spinner (formed by ASTER, Alma Mater Foundation and Sviluppo Italia) and by Emilia-Romagna region within the framework of European Social Fund (PI);

2004-2006 - STREP Towards DNA chip technology as a standard analytical tool for the identification of marine organisms in biodiversity and ecosystem research (FISH & CHIPS)", granted by the European Commission GOCE-CT-2003-505491, FP6 - sub-priority 1.1.6.3 Global change and Ecosystems (AI);

2006-2007 -Research project "Status of rays populations in the Mediterranean Sea and advice for sustainable exploitation of the stocks" granted by the European Commission, Directorate General Fisheries, in the framework of the call "Conservation policy Management of stocks"(PI)

2006-2008 -Research Project COFIN2005 TUNING "Spatial and temporal variation of biodiversity patterns in the Mediterranean tunas (Thunnini, Scombridae)" granted by Italian Ministry of University and scientific Research and the University of Bologna (PI).

2006-2008 - Strategic Research Project of the University of Bologna "Structural Structural and functional resolution of bacterial communities by DNA microchips, MICRO(BI)ARRAY" granted by the University of Bologna (PI)

2007-2010 - Integrated Project "Southern European Seas: Assessing and Modelling Ecosystem Changes (SESAME)", FP6-Global4-2006, COGE 036949 (AI, Task Leader)

2008-2011 - Small or Medium-Sized Research Project "The Structure of Fish Populations and Traceability of Fish and Fish Products (FishPopTrace). EU-FP7 COGE 212399, (AI, Work-package Leader)

2008-2010 - Bilateral TMR project Italia-Algeria “Développement des biotechnologies moléculaires et genetiques (hors Organismes Genetiquement Modifiés) pour le suivi et la conservation des elasmobranches (requins et raies) en Algérie et en Mediterrannée centrale-ouest, approvato e finanziato nell'ambito del “Premier Protocole Executif Scientifique Et Technologique De L'accord De Cooperation Culturelle, Scientifique Et Technologique Entre La Republique Italienne Et La Republique Algerienne Democratique Et Populaire Pour Les Annees 2006-2009 granted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign affairs (PI)

2009-2011 - ELASMOMED: DNA barcoding of the Mediterranean Elasmobranches, Research Project active in the framework fo the FishBOL initiative (role Coordinator and Principal Investigator)

2009-2011 (ongoing) Research project “Messa a punto e start-up della rete nazionale della ricerca in pesca” granted by the Italian Ministry of Agricultural and Forestry Policies (AI)

2010-2012 Research Project COFIN2008 "Disentangling ecological and evolutionary dynamics in the Mediterranean bluefin tuna” granted by Italian Ministry of University and scientific Research and the University of Bologna (PI)

2011-2013 Tender Research Project “AQUAGEN: Genetic assignment of marine farmed fish for aquaculture management, environmental impact assessment and traceability“ granted by EU-JRC IPSC/2010/04/11/NC (PI)

2011-2013 Research project “Ottimizzazione scientifica della ricerca per la gestione delle risorse della pesca nell'ambito delle politiche ambientali ed economiche” granted by the Italian Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies (AI)

2011-2014 Research project “ Assessing and modelling population recruitment dynamics in the Mediterranean and Eastern Atlantic bluefin tuna under a fishery-independent research framework”, granted by the Erasmus Mundus European Doctoral Programme in Marine Ecosystem Health and Conservation (MARES) (PI)

2012-2013 Research Project "Lo status degli Elasmobranchi dei mari italiani (ELASMOSTAT)", granted by the Italian Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies, D.G. Pesca Marittima e Acquacoltura, A - Risorse Biologiche, A3 - Valutazione preliminare degli elasmobranchi nei mari Italiani (Role: Principal Investigator, PI)

2014-2016 – Research Proejct " Data Recovery Plan (GBYP 04/2015) of the Atlantic-Wide Research Programme on Bluefin Tuna (ICCAT GBYP – Phase 5), finanziato dall’ICCAT nell’ambito del Atlantic Wide Research Programme for Bluefin tuna (GBYP; http://www.iccat.int/GBYP/en)(PI).

2014-2018 Research project “Population structure and management of Albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) in North Atlantic Ocean”, granted by the EMJD Programme in Marine Ecosystem Health and Conservation (MARES) (PI)

2015-2017 – EU Research Project MEDiterranean BLUE Shark GENetics (MEDBLUESGEN) granted by EU JRC – IPSC (Contract no. 259844), (PI).

2011-2018 - Research Project "Biological and Genetic Sampling and Analysis of the ICCAT Atlantic-Wide Research Programme on Bluefin Tuna (GBYP Phase 2). Funded by ICCAT within the Framework of the Atlantic Wide Research Programme for Bluefin tuna (GBYP; http://www.iccat.int/GBYP/en) (PI, AI; Steering Committee).

I’ve been leading author and co-author of 77 peer-reviewed papers and of several poster and oral communications as well as of technical and project reports to funding agencies.

PEER-REVIEWER ACTIVITY

2000-today: scientific peer-reviewer activity for Journal of Evolutionary Biology, Marine Biology, Fishery: Journal of Fish Biology, Marine Biology, ICES Journal of Marine Science, The Biological Journal of Linnean Society, Fishery Bulletin, BMC Evolutionary Biology, BMC Genomics, Journal of Molecular Evolution, Conservation Genetics, PLOSOne, PLOS Genetics, for the University of Padua (research project evaluator) e for the Italian Ministry of University and scientific Research (FIRB project evaluator).

TEACHING ACTIVITY

Since 2001, I was teaching courses of the University of Bologna in the scientific field of Zoology and General Biology (Biology, Cellular Biology, Genetics, Marine Zoology, Veterinary Zoology, Biogeography, Molecular systematics, Marine Biotechnology, Biotechnology and Genetics for Aquaculture, Evolution and Diversity of Marine Animals; Dispersal Connectivity and Structure of Marine Populations) and I tutored mora than 40 BSc and MSc graduating students during the thesis preparation.