University of Salento

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The University of the two seas

Since 1955 the Università del Salento has had the aim of promoting knowledge, skill and merit and has offered a large range of educational opportunities. From law to science, economics to engineering, humanities to media studies, the university provides academic pathways to a range of professions as well as post-graduate and specialist courses tailor made to meet the needs of the workplace.

The Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies or Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biologiche e Ambientali (DiSTeBA), is an active and dynamic institution of the University of Salento, in Lecce (Italy), awarded in 2018 as a Department of scientific excellence by the Italian Ministry of University and Research. The Department combines expertise in many scientific areas, gaining relevance as an integrated multidisciplinary research centre.

Advanced research laboratories cover activities in the fields of animal and plant biology, at the molecular, biochemical, genetic, cellular, physiological and ecological levels. The chemical area is represented in the many innovative aspects of the international research. The Department has structured professors, researchers and technical staff. Researchers are included in regional, national and international research projects and they offer a sparkling and international work environment.

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Alberto Basset

Director of LifeWatch ERIC Service Centre, Full professor of Ecology