Public Education and Research Institution, Italy
UNIGE is a teaching and research institution, involved in building a European area for research and advanced professional training. UNIGE contribution to VIVALDI comes from the Microbiology and Physiology teams of the “Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, dell’Ambiente e della Vita” (DISTAV). The Microbiology team is experienced in the field of the ecology and biology of environmental bacteria pathogenic to both humans and marine animals (bivalves, in particular). Central to the research activity of the Physiology team is the study of the response of marine bivalves to environmental stressors including pathogens.