Public Education and Research Institution, Italy
University of Trieste features an excellent research activity and high quality education and training programmes, covering the 2nd position in Italy. It is part of the “Trieste System” which includes national and international institutions and high-tech companies. The Department of Life Science (DLS) is active on basic and applied activities to analyse and manage the impact of global changes on organisms and ecosystems, in particular focusing on the interactions between living organisms and environment. It’s also engaged in monitoring marine and terrestrial habitats and is skilled in functional genomics applied to ecology and taxonomy. The Laboratory of genetics has a long-standing research history on bivalves.