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Marco Passamonti

Associate Professor

Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences

Academic discipline: BIO/05 Zoology

Director of Second Cycle Degree in Biodiversity and Evolution

Curriculum vitae

I got my Master's Degree in Biological Science in Bologna the 13th July 1993, cum laude, with a dissertation entitled "Karyological and electrophoretic analysis of Veneridae of Northern Adriatic Sea populations (Mollusca Bivalvia)”. In the following three years I had my PhD course in the Department of "Biologia Evoluzionistica Sperimentale", studying taxonomy and phylogenetics of venerid bivalves. In July 1997 I got my PhD in the University of Modena, with a dissertation titled "Biochemical and molecular taxonomy of venerid bivalves and use of it in the specific diagnosis". In the second session of 1994 I got my qualification in Biology. In 1997 I had a research fellowship "Canziani Bequest" and then I was a two-year postdoc with a research project titled "Evolution mechanisms and speciation in stick insects of the Leptynia and Clonopsis genus (Insecta Phasmatodea)". In 2001 I had a five-year research contract with a research titled "MtDNA Evolution Mechanisms in Doubly Uniparental Systems" (2000-2005). Form 2006 to 2014 I was Researcher at the University of Bologna. Since 2014, I am Associate Professor at the Depatment of "Scienze Biologiche Geologiche e Ambientali” of the University of Bologna, where I head the group on “Mitogenomics and Evolution”.

I am Coodinator of the Master's Degree in Biodiversity and Evolution, responsible for the didactics at the Departiment of Biological Geological and Environmental Sciences, and member of the board of the PhD Course in "Earth, Life and Environmental Sciences". I was President and founder of the Italian Society for Evolutionary Biology (SIBE-ISEB) and Coordinator of the Degree Course in Natural Sciences.