Teaching staff

Teaching Staff

The topics of the Aquaculture RISE Summer School will be presented by the following experts:

Stefano Carboni

Currently Lecturer in Invertebrate Zoology, Institute of Aquaculture, at the University of Stirling. Teaching and research activities focused on the physiology of commercially relevant invertebrate species. MSc in Marine Biology, Universita’ delle Marche, Italy, then Assistant Fishery and Aquaculture Expert for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) project in Vietnam. MSc in Sustainable Aquaculture at the University of Stirling (2008) and PhD in sea urchin Aquaculture (2013). At the centre of his research is the enhancement of economic performances of marine invertebrate hatcheries through the development or improvement of rearing methods.

Neil Duncan

Senior Researcher in aquaculture at IRTA (Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentàries) in Catalonia, Spain. He has more than 20 years of experience in aquaculture, specialized in the reproduction of marine fish, spawning induction and gamete quality, mainly on new species for aquaculture. He has more than 50 papers published in peer reviewed journals and has participated in more than 15 projects related to marine aquaculture.

Matteo Francavilla

Currently a researcher at the Department of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, University of Foggia and a lecturer in “General Chemistry” and “Biorefinery Models”. Graduated magna cum laude in Organic Chemistry, University of Rome “La Sapienza” (2002), PhD in Sustainable Agro-Ecosystems, University of Foggia (2008), Master’s in Natural Organic Compounds, University of Rome “La Sapienza” (2008). Researcher at the Institute of Marine Sciences, National Research Council, in Lesina (FG) from 2004 to 2007. He works with the bioremediation of aquatic ecosystems by macroalgae; extraction, purification and characterization of fine chemicals, biomaterials and bioactive compounds from algal biomass; and production of nanoparticles with marine biopolymers.

Gemma Giménez Papiol

Currently Senior Reseracher and Coordinator of the research line on Production and Microalgae from the Fondazione IMC Centro Marino Internazionale, in Italy. She has expertise in spawning quality and larval rearing of Mediterranean finfish species of interest for aquaculture, microalgae production and seafood safety.

Constantinos Mylonas

Senior Researcher and Group Leader since 2007 at the Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture from the Hellenic Centre of Marine Research (IMBBC-HCMR) Institute of Aquaculture of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), Greece. He has expertise on reproductive biology and endocrinology of fish, identification of disfunctions of reared broodstocks, and the development of pharmacologic methods for the spawning control and induction, and the improvement of the sperm production in finfish of interest for aquaculture. He has studied and optimised the broodstock management of more than 20 different marine fish species of commercial interest.

Ioannis Papadakis

Associated Researcher Technologist from the Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture from the Hellenic Centre of Marine Research (IMBBC-HCMR)Institute of Aquaculture of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), Greece. He has extensive expertise in the development of feeding protocols, the study of feeding behaviour in fish larvae and juveniles, the ontogeny and plasticity of the organs related to the feeding behaviour, and the visual system and the digestive system of marine species of interest for aquaculture.

Teaching Support

Anuta Chindris

Researcher at the IMC-International Marine Centre, Torregrande – Oristano (Italy). European PhD in Industrial Engineering, University of Cagliari (2011). Her background is in Chemical/Industrial and Bioprocess Engineering with more than four years of experience in the cultivation and production of different microorganisms such as bacteria and microalgae. Currently, her interests are focused on applying biotechnology tools and engineering principles to microbial systems, the development of microalgae cultivation and production strategies employing photoautotrophic processes in order to stimulate the use of this sustainable approach for different applications, including aquaculture production.

Gianni Brundu

Currently a researcher at the IMC -International Marine Centre, Torregrande-Oristano (Italy). Graduated cum laude in Marine Biology, University of Cagliari (2007), PhD in Ecology and Sustainable Management of Environmental Resources, Tuscia University of Viterbo (2017). His background is focused on aquaculture, reproduction and rearing of invertebrates (sea urchins and mollusks) and vertebrate (commercial fish) species, cultivation of micro and macro algae as feed in aquaculture.

Barbara Loi

Currently a researcher at the Production and Microalgae Area, IMC – International Marine Centre, Torregrande – Oristano (Italy). Graduated magna cum laude in Marine Biology, University of Cagliari (2006), she is about to earn her PhD in Ecology and Sustainable Management of Environmental Resources at the Tuscia University of Viterbo. She has gained experience in the study of the reproductive cycle of commercially relevant invertebrate (sea urchins) and vertebrate (mullets) species, with a final focus on the improvement of the management of wild resources. She is also working on the assessment and enhancement of quality in marine products (roe).

Dario Vallainc

Currently a researcher at the IMC -International Marine Centre, Torregrande-Oristano (Italy). Graduated in Marine Biology, University of Cagliari (2007), Master in environmental planning and assessment, Politecnico di Torino (2009); PhD in Ecology and Sustainable Management of Environmental Resources, Università della Tuscia, Viterbo (2017). His research activity is focused on aquaculture, reproduction and rearing of vertebrate and invertebrate marine species, cultivation of micro and macro algae as feed in aquaculture.

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