Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn (SZN) is the oldest research institution in Italy (since 1872), the first Marine Research Institution non-belonging to a University and the largest marine biology research center in Italy, hosting over 200 researchers and 20 PhD students every year. Moreover, SZN hosts the oldest active Aquarium of the world. The mission of the SZN is to improve our understanding of the marine biological systems and evolution of life, in order to improve the sustainable use of resources in the Global Ocean. SZN activities are devoted to both basic and applied research in marine biology and ecology, showing a highly multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach, developed through the most advanced technologies and biotechnologies.
SZN is co-leader of the WP3 – Processes and products. SZN will be in charge of the task 3.1 dedicated to the discovery of new cosmeceutical compounds from marine microbiome and will be also involved in the discovery of new antimicrobial peptides. SZN multidisciplinary expertises will greatly contribute to the success of this project.
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