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Rossella Pistocchi

Associate Professor

Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences

Academic discipline: BIO/01 General Botany

Director of Second Cycle Degree in Marine Biology

Curriculum vitae

Curriculum updated on 17/07/2018

Academic records:

1981 Degree in Biological Science at the University of Bologna, Italy

1984 Qualification to Practice the Profession of Biologist

1990 Cell Biology and Physiology at the University of Bologna, Italy

1992 Researcher position at the Faculty of Science, University of Bologna

2010 Associate Professor at the Faculty of Science, University of Bologna

2013 Qualification for the position of Full Professor in Botany

2020 Renewal of the Qualification for the position of Full Professor in Botany

Coordination activities

2016 Coordinator of the Master Degree in Marine Biology

2017 Coordinator of the Phycological Group of the Italian Botany Society

2018 Responsible of the Ravenna local unit of the Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences

Fellowships, visiting and advanced course:

August 28th 1990 - October 31st 1991 Postdoctoral Fellow at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chiba University, Japan

March 28th - September 30th 1994 Visiting Scientist at Chiba University, Japan

25 May-6 June 1996 NATO Advanced Study Institute on “The Physiological Ecology of Harmful Algal Blooms” at the Bermuda Biological Station for Research, Bermuda Islands (GB)

22-26 May 2006 Advanced Course on “Marine Algal Culture: Techniques, Uses and Development Perspectives” at the International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies di Zaragoza, Spain

13-25 October 2014 - Visiting scientist at Monash University (Melbourne, Australia)


Italian Botany Society (SBI) (Phycological group)

Italian Marine Biology Society (SIBM) (Plancton group).

International Society for the Study of Harmful Algae (ISSHA)

National Interuniversity Consortium for Marine Sciences (CoNISMa)

The Federation of European Phycological Societies (FEPS)

Italian Society of Toxicology (SITOX)

Italian Association for the Study and Application of Microalgae (AISAM)

Teaching activity:
From 1996 to 2009 has been Temporary professor at the University of Bologna teaching themes related to the biology and ecophysiology of land and marine plants (for Environmental Sciences and Biological Sciences)

From 1996 to 1999: Temporary professor at the Politecnic University of Marche (Biological Sciences)

Present teachings:

Plant Biology for the Degree course in Environmental Sciences (4 CFU)

Applied Marine Botany for the Master course in Marine Biology (4 CFU)

Biomolecules from marine plant organisms optional course for the Master course in marine Biology (3CFU)

Marine field laboratory for the Master course in Marine Biology (1 CFU)

Module of Plant Biology (1 CFU) within the course Anthropology and biology applied to the cultural heritage for the Degree in Conservation and Restauration of the Cultural Heritage

From 2006 to 2013 has been member of the Doctorate Course in Environmental Sciences and from 2013 of that in Science of Earth, Life and Environment of the University of Bologna being tutor of 7 PhD students; in the same period has been co-tutor of 2 PhD students of the Politecnic University of Marche.


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