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Valentina Crobe

Research fellow

Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences

Academic discipline: BIO/05 Zoology

Curriculum vitae

Education

  • 01/11/2018 – 31/01/2022

PhD in Cultural and Environmental Heritage (Final dissertation 21/07/2022)

University of Bologna, Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences

Title of the thesis: “Towards the conservation of vulnerable marine large predators: morphometric, molecular and microchemical variation of historical sawfish rostra from Mediterranean collections”

 

  • 01/11/2015 – 15/02/2018

Master's degree (MSc) in Marine Biology (110/110)

University of Bologna, Laboratory of Genetics Genomics of Marine Resources and Environment

Title of the thesis: “DNA barcoding of Atlantic skates (Chondrichthyes, Rajiformes): taxonomy, phylogeographic inferences and conservations impacts”

 

  • 24/09/2011 – 28/04/2015

Bachelor's degree (BSc) in Natural Science University of Florence (109/110)

Laboratory of Microbial Genetics

Title of the thesis: “Indagini molecolari sul microbioma intestinale di cetacei e tartarughe marine”

 

  • 09/2003 – 07/2008

High School Diploma

Liceo Scientifico Mariano IV d’Arborea, Oristano

 

Research fellowships

  • 01/03/2022 - 01/08/2023

University of Bologna, Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences.

PostDoc research fellow - "Another brick in the wall: wedging in the molecular and structural basis of skin pigmentation in non-model elasmobranchs"

 

  • 12/07/2021 – 11/08/2021

CoNISMa- Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Scienze del Mare.

Collaborator in the framework of MEDUNITS Project “Study on Advancing fisheries assessment and management advice in the Mediterranean and Black Sea by aligning biological and management units of priority species.” EASME/EMFF/2017/1.3.2.3/01/ SI2.793201 -SC03.

 

  • 01/03/2018 - 31/10/2018

University of Bologna, Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences.

Post-graduate reseach fellow: “Genetic Control of Tropical Tuna Sustainability and Traceability”

 

Didactic Activity

  • 2020 – 2021

Support for laboratory and teaching activities of the Marine Biology master course “Applicazioni genetiche e genomiche per acquacoltura e pesca” Prof. Alessia Cariani. University of Bologna

Correlator of the Master thesis “Taxonomy and historical ecology of museum sawfishes of the Mediterranean area by integrated morphological-microchemical analysis” by Maria Vittoria Iacovelli - Msc in Marine Biology, Campus of Ravenna, University of Bologna

  • 2019 - 2020

Support for laboratory and teaching activities of the Marine Biology master course “Struttura e connettività delle popolazioni marine” Prof. Fausto Tinti and Prof. Alessia Cariani. University of Bologna.

Correlator of the Master thesis “Inferring the phylogeography and population structure of the Mediterranean endemic Starry ray Raja asterias (Delaroche,1809) with a special focus on egg cases geographical assignment” by Giusy Catalano - Msc in Marine Biology, Campus of Ravenna, University of Bologna

Correlator of the Master thesis “Età, accrescimento e caratteristiche genetiche di Solea aegyptiaca nel Mar Adriatico” by Gioele Ermini - Msc in Marine Biology, Campus of Ravenna, University of Bologna

  • 2018/2019

Support for laboratory and teaching activities of the Marine Biology master course “Struttura e connettività delle popolazioni marine” Prof. Fausto Tinti and Prof. Alessia Cariani. University of Bologna.

Correlator of the Master thesis “Molecular taxonomy and specific diversity of Mediterranean museum collections of ancient sawfish’s finds (Chondrichthyes, Pristidae)” by Caterina Bergonzini - Msc in Marine Biology, Campus of Ravenna, University of Bologna

 

Training courses

  • 5/10/2021 – 25/01/2022 "Academic English Skills (AcES)" CLA - Centro Linguistico Ateneo, University of Bologna
  • 28/05/2020 Workshop online: “LaTeX: scientific formatting”, Department BiGeA, University of Bologna, Ravenna, Italy
  • 22/01/2020 – 23/01/2020 Workshop: “Advanced course R and Statistics for PhD”, Department of Cultural Heritage, University of Bologna, Ravenna, Italy
  • 11/02/2019 – 14/02/2019 Workshop online: “Introduction to R for Biologists”, National Center for Genome Analysis Support (NCGAS)
  • 22/01/2019 – 23/01/2019 Workshop: “R environment for statistical computing”Department of Cultural Heritage, University of Bologna
  • 9/11/2017 – 13/11/2017 Participation in Research Project SOLEMON 2017 (FAO-Adriamed), CNR-ISMAR
  • 16/04/2017 - 23/04/2017 Volunteer: ringing activities conducted according to scientific research purposes on the ecophysiology and phenology of bird migration, CISCA onlus, Le Forna, isle of Ponza
  • 10/05/ 2016 – 11/05/2016 Workshop: Study and valuation of Elasmobranchs in the Italian waters: exploitation and conservation, University of Padova and SIBM Chioggia (VE), Italy
  • 1/09/2014 – 5/09/2014 Workshop: Tenth European Seminar on Marine Mammals, UIPM Valencia, Spain
  • 20/08/2014 – 31/08/2014 University internship: participation in the technical cetology course and field research activities, Centro Ricerca Cetacei srl
  • 20/06/2010 – 30/06/2010 Volunteer: participation in the technical cetology course and field research activities in the Pelagos Sanctuary, Tethys Research Institute

 

Technical skills

  • Molecular biology: DNA extraction via standard protocols (salting out) and via commercial kits (FastDNATMSPIN Kit for soil, MP Biomedicals; vacuum Promega SV Wizard; Qiagen; RBC Bioscience; Invitek, Invisorb), gel electrophoresis, PCR.
  • Bioinformatic (Software): AliGROOVE v.1.06, MrBayes v.3.2.7, iQtree v.1.6.8, BAPS6, GENEMAPPER v.5.0, MEGA v.X, PeakScanner v.1.0, HapView, PopART, DNASP v.6.0, GENETIX v.4.05, FSTAT v.2.9.3.2, GENEPOP on the web v.4.2, GenALEx v.6.5, PAST v.1.72, ARLEQUIN v.3.5.2.2, PHYLIP package v.3.6, BEAST v.2.0, SRUCTURE, fastSTRUCTURE
  • Bibliographic instruments: Mendeley and Zotero

 

Additional informations

  • Diving License:

FIPSAS-CMAS 2nd degree

FIPSAS-CMAS Underwater Orientation and Navigation

Open Water Diver PSS

  • Driving License B

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