Research position in aquatic ecology and metagenomics – Fondazione Edmund Mach, Italy

The Fondazione Edmund Mach – Istituto Agrario di S. Michele all’Adige is looking for 1 temporary position for 30 months as Researcher (R4) in the field of aquatic ecology and metagenomic in the framework of the project ASP569 Eco-AlpsWater (250_CRI_AE).

The candidate will collaborate with the FEM researchers involved in the project Eco-AlpsWater during the activities of collection of environmental DNA (eDNA) samples, bioinformatic analysis of metagenomic data, statistical analysis of biological and environmental data. Moreover, the candidate will support the coordinator (N. Salmaso) in all the activities connected with the management of the project.

DEADLINE for applications: September 16, 2018

Call and application materials:

Health and Climate Change: 1st Scientific Symposium, Rome, 3-5 December 2018

The First Scientific Symposium on “Health and Climate Change is organized by the Istituto Superiore di Sanità in Rome, on 3-5 December 2018.

The aim of the Symposium is to promote an intersectoral and multidisciplinary approach to estimate, and to prevent, climate change-related events as well as to prepare the authorities to put in place measures to reduce adverse health effects.

Registration to the Conference is Free.

The deadline for abstract submission is extended to 16 August 2018.

For more details, visit the Symposium’s website.

1st Meeting on “Natural Toxins” in honor of Cesare Montecucco, Padova, Italy

The Italian Society of Toxicology (SITOX), together with the Universities of Padova, Trieste and Napoli  are organizing the 1st Meeting on “Natural Toxins” in honor of Cesare Montecucco, in Padova, on 6-7 September 2018.

Scientific Committee: Chiara Dall’Asta, Carmela Dell’Aversano, Corrado L. Galli, Carlo A. Locatelli, Antonella Penna, Ornella Rossetto, Silvio Sosa, Emanuela Testai, Aurelia Tubaro.

Organizing Committee: Ornella Rossetto, Marco Pirazzini, Michela Rigoni (Università di Padova), Silvio Sosa, Marco Pelin, Laura Fusco (Università di Trieste).

For updated information about this event, visit the SITOX page of the Meeting.

Summer course “Integrating ‘Omics’ Technologies into Aquatic Ecology- San Michele all’Adige, Italy, June 2018

The second edition of the summer course “Integrating ‘Omics’ Technologies into Aquatic Ecology: New perspectives in Metagenomic, Metabolomic and Bioinformatic applications in the study of aquatic ecosystems” will be held between the 25th and 29th of June 2018 at S. Michele all’Adige (Italy). All information and detailed program can be found in:

The summer course flyer van be downloaded here.


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Position as a researcher in marine and coastal lagoon ecology – Sardinia, Italy

The deadline for applications for the position as a researcher in marine and coastal lagoon ecology has been extended to 31 January 2018.

One post-graduate researcher position is available at the Foundation IMC International Marine Centre in Oristano, Sardinia, Italy ( in the field of sustainable management and conservation of Mediterranean coastal marine and lagoon environments.

We are seeking for a researcher with expertise in ecology of marine organisms and transitional aquatic environments. In particular, the successful candidate will have to evaluate the interactions between ecological processes and human activities in Mediterranean coastal-marine and lagoon environments assessing environmental quality of marine and transitional areas.


The successful applicant will be expected to:

  • assess the impacts of fishing and aquaculture activities on marine and coastal lagoon environments;
  • monitor and characterize benthic assemblages and fish communities in coastal marine and lagoon environment;
  • assess biotic and abiotic factors affecting benthic assemblages.

The position’s description and application form can be found here.

IRSAE Summer School: Integrating ‘Omics’ Technologies into Aquatic Ecology, Trento, 26-30 June 2017

An invitation by Nico Salmaso, (Fondazione Edmund Mach, Trento, Italy):

IRSAE Summer School :

Integrating ‘Omics’ Technologies into Aquatic Ecology. New perspectives in Metagenomic, Metabolomic and Bioinformatic applications in the study of aquatic ecosystems.

The course is aimed to provide both the theoretical foundations and examples of applications of the “Omics” in aquatic ecology, with a focus on the genetic analysis of genomes (metagenomics), proteins and metabolites (proteomics, metabolomics) in biological and environmental aquatic samples. These topics are relevant not only for the advancement of freshwater ecology, but also for the monitoring and management of water resources and the associated biological communities.

Where: S. Michele all’Adige, Fondazione Edmund Mach, Istituto Agrario di S. Michele all’Adige (FEM), Trento, Italy.

Local responsibles for the course: Nico Salmaso (FEM, Hydrobiology) , Claudio Donati (Computational Biology)

Deadline for registrations is 4th June, 2017.

You can download the Flyer and see more details in the Website of the Summer School.

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