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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 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.