Marina
Morabito
Email: 
marina.morabito@unime.it

ALTRE INFORMAZIONI

SSD: BIO/02
Profilo: Professori Associati

CURRICULUM

Curriculum

Present position:Associate Professor in Systematic Botany (S.S.D. BIO/02) at the University of Messina (since 2018), afferent to the triennial degree course of Biological Sciences, and to the National Consortium Interuniversity for Marine Sciences (Co.N.I.S.Ma.).
Previous position: Researcher and Aggregate Professor in Botany (S.S.D. BIO/01) at the University of Messina (2006-2018).
ORCID ID: orcid.org/0000-0002-0224-2113
SCOPUS profile: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=15136762600
 
RESEARCH
Research interests: 
biology and systematics of macroalgae, with major interest on Rhodophyta and Chlorophyta;
systematics and molecular phylogenetics; 
DNA barcoding;
non indigenous species;
cultivation and cryopreservation of economic species;
extraction and evaluation of antimicrobials and anticoagulants;
morphogenesis and life histories both in controlled conditions and in the field; 
karyology and cytogenetics.
Research responsibility:
manager of the Laboratory of Molecular Phylogenetics at the University of Messina, 2009 to present;
manager of the Laboratory of Phycology at the University of Messina, 2007 to 2009.
Research fellowships:
Post-doctoral fellowship, Government of Canada Award, University of New Brunswick, Canada, 2005-2006;
Research cooperation, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France, 2011.
Research cooperations: 
Centre for Environmental and Molecular Algal Research of the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada (G.W. Saunders, gws@unb.ca), 
Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle of Paris, France (L. Le Gall, legall@mnhn.fr),
Universidad de A Coruña, Spain (Javier Cremades-Ugarte, Javier.cremades@udc.es),
Universitat de Barcelona, Spain (M.A. Ribera,riberasiguan@ub.edu),
National Reference Center for Leishmaniasis (C.Re.Na.L.) of the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sicilia, Palermo, Italy (F. Vitale, fabrizio.vitale@izssicilia.it),
Innsbruck Medical University, Austria (C. Lass-Floerl, cornelia.lass-floerl@i-med.ac.at),
Chungnam National University, Korea (S.M. Boo, smboo@cnu.ac.kr),
CNR-ISMAR, Istituto di Scienze Marine, Venice, Italy (Simona Armeli Minicante, simona.armeli@ve.ismat.cnr.it)
Past Research cooperations: 
Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife, Islas Canarias, Spain (M.C. Gil-Rodríguez, mcgil@ull.es),
University of Roma “Sapienza”, Italy (N. Abdelahad, nadia.abdelahad@uniroma1.it),
University of Padua, Italy (I. Moro, imoro@bio.unipd.it),
University Ca’ Foscari Venice, Italy (A. Sfriso, sfrisoad@unive.it), 
CNR – Istituto per i Processi Chimico Fisici, Messina, Italy (G. Calogero, calogero@its.me.cnr.it),
CNR – Istituto di Tecnologie Avanzate per l’Energia “Nicola Giordano”, Messina, Italy (L. Spadaro, lorenzo.spadaro@itae.cnr.it),
University of Gent, Belgium (O. De Clerck, olivier.declerck@ugent.be)
Funded grant basing on peer-reviewing
FISH PATH NET 2019-present- Potenziamento dei centri di ittiopatologia siciliani- Misura 2.56. Misure relative alla salute 
e al benessere degli animali - Po Feamp Sicilia 2014/2020, University of Messina.
FFABR-2017 - “Finanziamento annuale individuale delle attività base di ricerca”, University of Messina.
PON02_000451_3362185 INNOVAQUA - "Innovazione tecnologica a supporto dell'incremento della produttività e della competitività dell'acquacoltura siciliana" [Technological innovation to support increased productivity and competitiveness of Sicilian aquaculture] (2012-2015, as component of the RU at the University of Messina);
Proyecto de Investigación Fundamental no orientada 2011 “Diversidad y relaciones filogenéticas de algas marinas bentónicas con potencial farmacológico: el complejo Laurencia(Rhodophyta) en las costas de la Macaronesia, Atlántico Tropical y Subtropical”, Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife, Islas Canarias, Spain (component);
Programma di ricerca "ordinario" 2009 "Dinamiche di insediamento ed affermazione di popolamenti alloctoni nel sistema salmastro di Capo Peloro" [Settlement and success dynamics of non indigenous populations in the brackish system of Cape Peloro], University of Messina (component of the RU);
Programma di ricerca "ordinario" 2006/2007 "Valutazione dell'attività antimicrobica di macroalghe identificate tramite DNA barcoding" [Evaluation of the antimicrobial activity of macroalgae identified by DNA barcoding], University of Messina (component of the RU);
Programma di ricerca "GR" 2002 "Sistematica molecolare del Gracilariagracilis-complex (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta) nel Mediterraneo" [Molecular systematics of the Gracilaria gracilis-complex (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta) in the Mediterranean], University of Messina (principal investigator).
Cooperation to research projects
“BioWALK4Biofuels (2011-2014) – Biowaste and algae knowledge for the production of 2nd
generation biofuels”, project financed by the European Commission to produce biofuel from algae cultivation (www.biowalk4biofuels.eu).
“Algal Life Global Audit” (2009-2011), leaded by the Canadian Barcode of Life Network (CBLN) within the International Barcode of Life Initiative (iBOL).
 
TEACHING
Teaching responsibilities:
At the University of Messina, Italy, after the enrolment as Researcher (2006):
Plant Biology (3 CFU, module within the course of Food and Nutrition of Farm Animals, master degree in Veterinary Medicine), 2015 to present;
Systematic Botany (6 CFU, triennial degree in Biological Sciences), 2018 to present;
General Botany (7 CFU, triennial degree in Biological Sciences), 2011 to present;
Botany (6 CFU, triennial degree in Marine biology and ecology), 2007-2013;
Evolution and diversity of plants (4 CFU, optional, master degree in Biology), 2011-2014;
Biology of reproduction of algae (6 CFU, optional, triennial degree in Biological Sciences), 2009-2015;
Phylogenetic methods for plants (4 CFU, optional, master degree in Biology), 2008-2011;
Faculty member in the Doctorate School of Applied Biology and Experimental Medicine, 2013 to present;
Faculty member in the Doctorate School of Experimental Sciences Applied to Animals, 2012-2013;
Faculty member in the Doctorate School of Tourism, Territory and Environment, 2009-2012;
Faculty member in the Doctorate School of Biology of Algae, 2007-2008 to 2008-2009;
Department delegate to the Internationalization for the degree courses of Marine Biology and Ecology and Biology and Ecology of the Marine and Coastal Environment (2011 to 2013);
Direction of thesis preparation for triennial, master and PhD students (2006-present).
Committee member:
Quality Insurance Committee (AQ) of the triennial degree in Biological Sciences, 2017;
Commissione paritetica of the Department of Chemical, Biological, Pharmaceutical and Environmental Sciences, 2017;
Committee for OFA test of the triennial degree in Biological Sciences, 2016-2017;
admission to the Doctorate School of Biology of Algae, 2007-2008;
admission to the Doctorate School of Tourism, Territory and Environment, 2010-2011;
final exam of the Doctorate School of Biology of Algae, 2011.
final exam of the Doctorate School of Pharmacy at the University of Barcelona, Spain, 2009.
Before the enrolment in 2006, at the University of Messina, Italy:
“Cultore della materia” (Scholar) in Botany (SSD BIO/01);
Teaching assistant in courses of Botany and Systematic Botany (SSD BIO/01, BIO/02) in the triennial degree of Marine Biology and Ecology and in the master degree of Biology and Ecology of the Marine and Costal Environment, 2005;
Seminars of “Introduction to biology, diversity and economic uses of algae” to undergraduate students in Biology and Natural Sciences, 2004-2005;
Support in laboratory work to undergraduate and PhD students, 1998-2005;
Teaching assistant in laboratory lessons to undergraduate students (courses: Biology of algae, Marine Botany, Marine Systematic Botany, Developmental Biology of marine plant, Laboratory methods in Botany, Economic Marine Algae), 1997-2005.
Extra-University teaching:
Lectures on macroalgal diversity and commercial applications for cultural associations, 2006-present
Teacher in lessons of Introductory Botany to secondary school students, Farm “Polito”, Vibo Valenzia, Italy, January-May 2002
Service as visitor guide at the Botanical Garden, University of Messina, Italy,1997-1998
Agreement promoter between the University of Messina and other Universities and Research Institutions for Student Mobility:
2014-present: University of Sfax, Tunisia;
2008-present: Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle of Paris, France;
2010-2012: University of Gent, Belgium (Erasmus programme);
2011: Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle D'Aosta, sezione di Genova e Savona.
2010: Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Islas Canarias, Spain.
EDUCATION
PhD in Biology of Algae, University of Messina, Italy, 2001;
Degree in Biological Sciences (final evaluation: 110/110 cum laudae), University of Messina, Italy, 1997
Specialization Courses
Officinal plants, with final examination, University of Messina, Italy, 2001-2002
Cladistics – Isozymes electrophoresis, University of Messina, Italy, May 2000
Molecular biology techniques applied to ecology and taxonomy of macroalgae, University of Messina, Italy, May 1999
Apprenticeship as Biologist (Botany/ Microbiology), with final examination, University of Messina, Italy, March 1997-February 1998
Phycology, Società Botanica Italiana, Algology working group, June 1996, June 1998, June 2000
Scholarship and Awards
Post-doctoral fellowship [Life history of Bryopsisspecies (Chlorophyta, Bryopsidales) from the Straits of Messina], University of Messina, Italy, 2002-2004
“Premio Società Botanica Italiana”, award for outstanding PhD thesis in Botany (2000-2002), Società Botanica Italiana, 2003
PhD fellowship [Biology of algae], University of Messina, Italy, 1998-2000
Stages
Attendance at the Martin Ryan Institute to study phylogenetic inference techniques, National University of Ireland, Galway, January 2003;
Attendance as guest student at the Ecology of Benthos Laboratory to study molecular biology techniques applied to macroalgal phylogenies, Stazione Zoologica “A. Dohrn”, ItalyOctober-December 1999.
PEER REVIEWER:
Journal of Applied Phycology, ISSN: 0921-8971, 2019
Scientific Reports-NatureResearch, ISSN 2045-2322, 2019
Diversity, ISSN 1424-2818, 2018
Algae, ISSN 1226-2617, 2018
Marine Drugs, ISSN 1660-3397, 2010-2017
Cryptogamie, Algologie, ISSN 0181-1568, 2017
European Journal of Phycology, ISSN 0967-0262, 2016
Joint Projects, University of Verona, 2014
Aquaculture Research, ISSN: 1365-2109, 2014
Futuro in ricerca (MIUR), 2013
Botanica Marina, ISSN 1437-4323, 2010, 2013
Cahiers de Biologie Marine, ISSN 2262-3094, 2013
FIRB-Futuro in ricerca (MIUR), 2011
Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology, ISSN 0254-4059, 2012
Cryptogamie: Algologie, ISSN 0181-1568, 2011, 2017
Sexual Plant Reproduction, ISSN 0934-0882, 2011
MEMBERSHIPS
Marine Organism Taxonomy (MOTax) Service of the European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC)
British Phycological Society
Federation of European Phycological Societies
International Phycological Society
Italian Network for DNA barcoding
PUBLICATIONS
Journal articles 
De Jesus, P.B., Costa, A.L., Nunes, J.M.D.C., Manghisi, A., Genovese, G., Morabito, M., & Schnadelbach, A.S. (2019). Species delimitation methods reveal cryptic diversity in the Hypnea cornutacomplex (Cystocloniaceae, Rhodophyta). European Journal of Phycology 54: 135-153.
Manghisi, A., Miladi, R., Minicante, S.A., Genovese, G., Le Gall, L., Abdelkafi, S., Saunders, G.W., & Morabito, M. (2019). DNA barcoding sheds light on novel records in the Tunisian red algal flora. Cryptogamie, Algol 40: 13-34.
Miladi, R., A. Manghisi, S. Armeli Minicante, G. Genovese, S. Abdelkafi and M. Morabito. 2018. A DNA barcoding survey of Ulva(Chlorophyta) in Tunisia and Italy reveals the presence of the overlooked alienU. ohnoi. Cryptogamie, Algologie39:85-107.
 Fonseca, A., T. Ishoey, C. Espinoza, D. Pérez-Pantoja, A. Manghisi, M. Morabito, A. Salas-Burgos and V.A. Gallardo. 2017. Genomic features of “CandidatusVenteria ishoeyi”, a new sulfur-oxidizing macrobacterium from the Humboldt Sulfuretum off Chile. PLOS ONE12:e0188371.
 Manghisi, A., L. Le Gall, C. Bonillo, G. M. Gargiulo, M. A. Ribera & M. Morabito, 2017. An assessment of the taxonomic status of the Mediterranean endemic genus AcrodiscusZanardini (Halymeniales, Rhodophyta). European Journal of Taxonomy 267:1-24.
Rizzo, C., Genovese, G., Morabito, M., Faggio, C., Pagano, M., Spanò, A., Zammuto, V., Minicante, S.A., Manghisi, A., Cigala, R.M., Crea, F., Marino, F., & Gugliandolo, C. (2017). Potential antibacterial activity of marine macroalgae against pathogens relevant for aquaculture and human health. Articolo in rivista 11: 1695-1706.
Marino, F., G. Di Caro, C. Gugliandolo, A. Spanò, C. Faggio, G. Genovese, M. Morabito, A. Russo, D. Barreca, F. Fazio & A. Santulli, 2016. Preliminary study on the in vitro and in vivo effects of Asparagopsis taxiformisbioactive phycoderivates on Teleosts. Frontiers in Physiology 7(459):1-11.
Armeli Minicante, S., S. Michelet, F. Bruno, G. Castelli, F. Vitale, A. Sfriso, M. Morabito& G. Genovese, 2016. Bioactivity of phycocolloids against the Mediterranean protozoan Leishmania infantum: an inceptive study. Sustainability 8(11):1131.
Vitale, F., G. Genovese, F. Bruno, G. Castelli, M. Piazza, A. Migliazzo, S. Armeli Minicante, A. Manghisi & M. Morabito, 2015. Effectiveness of the red alga Asparagopsis taxiformisextracts against Leishmania infantum. Open Life Sciences 10:490–496.
Manghisi, A., M. Morabito& L. Le Gall, 2015. Lectotypification of Gymnogongrus ligulatus. An addendum to “Two novel species of Yonagunia(Halymeniales, Rhodophyta) were uncovered in the South of Madagascar during the Atimo-Vatae Expedition”. Cryptogamie, Algol 36(4):461-463.
Manghisi, A., M. Morabito, G. H. Boo, S. M. Boo, C. Bonillo, O. De Clerck & L. Le Gall, 2015. Two novel species of Yonagunia(Halymeniales, Rhodophyta) were uncovered in the South of Madagascar during the Atimo-Vatae expedition. Cryptogamie, Algol 36(2):199-217.
Faggio, C., M. Pagano, A. Dottore, G. Genovese & M. Morabito, 2015. Evaluation of anticoagulant activity of two algal polysaccharides. Nat Prod Res 30:1934-1937.
Faggio, C., M. Morabito, S. Armeli Minicante, G. Lo Piano, M. Pagano & G. Genovese, 2015. Potential use of polysaccharides from the brown alga Undaria pinnatifidaas anticoagulants. Braz Arch Biol Technol 58(5):798-804.
Manghisi, A., L. L. Gall, M. A. Ribera, C. Bonillo, G. M. Gargiulo & M. Morabito, 2014. The Mediterranean endemic new genus Felicinia(Halymeniales, Rhodophyta) recognized by a morphological and phylogenetic integrative approach. Cryptogamie Algologie 35(3):221-243.
Kim, S. Y., A. Manghisi, M. Morabito, E. C. Yang, H. S. Yoon, K. A. Miller & S. M. Boo, 2014. Genetic diversity and haplotype distribution of Pachymeniopsis gargiulisp. nov. and P. lanceolata(Halymeniales, Rhodophyta) in Korea, with notes on their non-native distributions. J Phycol 50:885–896.
Faggio, C., M. Pagano, M. Morabito, S. Armeli Minicante, F. Arfuso & G. Genovese, 2014. In vitroassessment of the effect of Undaria pinnatifidaextracts on erythrocytes membrane integrity and blood coagulation parameters of Equus caballus. Journal of Coastal Life Medicine 2(8):614-616.
Calogero, G., I. Citro, G. Di Marco, S. Armeli Minicante, M. Morabito& G. Genovese, 2014. Brown seaweed pigment as a dye source for photoelectrochemical solar cells. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 117(0):702-706.
Armeli Minicante, S., G. Genovese & M. Morabito, 2014. Two new alien macroalgae identified by the DNA barcoding. Due nuove macroalghe aliene identificate mediante il DNA barcoding. Biol Mar Medit 21(1):70-72.
Bertuccio, C., G. Genovese, A. Manghisi, C. Cruaud, A. Couloux, L. Le Gall & M. Morabito, 2013/2014. Changes in the benthic algal flora of Lake Ganzirri, North- Eastern Sicily (Italy). Cambiamenti della flora bentonica del Lago di Ganzirri, Sicilia nord orientale (Italia). Natura Rerum 3:79-91.
Sfriso, A., M. A. Wolf, K. Sciuto, M. Morabito, C. Andreoli & I. Moro, 2013. Gracilaria viridissp. nov. (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta): a new red algal species from the Mediterranean Sea. Phycologia 52(1):65-73.
Genovese, G., O. Romeo, M. Morabito, D. Alessi, G. Criseo & C. Faggio, 2013. Activity of ethanolic extracts of Asparagopsis taxiformisagainst the major molecular types of Cryptococcus neoformans/C. gattii complex. Afr J Microbiol Res 7(21):2662-2667.
Gargiulo, G. M., M. Morabito& A. Manghisi, 2013. A re-assessment of reproductive anatomy and postfertilization development in the systematics of Grateloupia(Halymeniales, Rhodophyta). Cryptogamie: Algologie 34(1):3-35.
Genovese, G., C. Faggio, C. Gugliandolo, A. Torre, A. Spanò, M. Morabito& T. L. Maugeri, 2012. In vitroevaluation of antibacterial activity of Asparagopsis taxiformisfrom Straits of Messina against pathogens relevant in aquaculture. Marine Environmental Research 73(1):1-6.
Manghisi, A., C. Bertuccio, S. Armeli Minicante, V. Fiore, L. Le Gall, G. Genovese & M. Morabito, 2011. Identifying alien macroalgae through DNA barcoding: the case of Hypnea cornuta(Cystocloniaceae, Rhodophyta). Transitional Waters Bulletin 5(1):42-49.
Manghisi, A., S. Armeli Minicante, C. Bertuccio, M. Morabito, P. Torricelli & G. Genovese, 2011. A cryptic alien seaweed spreading in Mediterranean coastal lagoons. Transitional Waters Bulletin 5(1):1-7.
Genovese, G., V. Fiore, G. Tripodi & M. Morabito, 2011. Endogenous cryoprotectants in PorphyraC. Agardh (Bangiales, Rhodophyta). Natura Rerum 1:67-76.
Morabito, M., G. M. Gargiulo & G. Genovese, 2010. A review of life history pathways of Bryopsisspecies. Atti della Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti - Classe di Scienze Fisiche, Matematiche e Naturali LXXXVIII(2):C1A1002005-1 - C1A1002005-9.
Manghisi, A., M. Morabito, C. Bertuccio, L. Le Gall, A. Couloux, C. Cruaud & G. Genovese, 2010. Is routine DNA barcoding an efficient tool to reveal introductions of alien macroalgae? A case study of Agardhiella subulata (Solieriaceae, Rhodophyta) in Cape Peloro lagoon (Sicily, Italy). Cryptogamie: Algologie 31(4):423-433.
Genovese, G., L. Tedone, M. Hamann & M. Morabito, 2009. The Mediterranean Red Alga Asparagopsis: A Source of Compounds against Leishmania. Mar Drugs 7(3):361-366.
Wilkes, R. J., M. Morabito& G. M. Gargiulo, 2006. Taxonomic considerations of a foliose Grateloupiaspecies from the Straits of Messina. J Appl Phycol 18(3-5):663-669.
Gargiulo, G. M., M. Morabito, G. Genovese & F. De Masi, 2006. Molecular systematics and phylogenetics of Gracilariacean species from the Mediterranean Sea. J Appl Phycol 18(3-5):497-504.
Morabito, M., G. Genovese & G. M. Gargiulo, 2005. A simple and rapid technique to PCR amplify plastid genes from spores of Porphyra C. Agardh (Bangiales, Rhodophyta). J Appl Phycol 17(1):35-38.
Morabito, M., F. De Masi & G. Gargiulo, 2003. Life history of two species  Bryopsis from the Straits of Messina (Italy). Bocconea 16(2):1059-1066.
Gargiulo, G. M., G. Genovese, M. Morabito, F. Culoso & F. De Masi, 2001. Sexual and asexual reproduction in a freshwater population of Bangia atropurpurea(Bangiales, Rhodophyta) from eastern Sicily (Italy). Phycologia 40(1):88-96.
Taxonomic description 
Gen. nov.
FeliciniaManghisi, Le Gall, Ribera, Gargiulo et Morabito 2014
Sp. nov. 
Gracilaria viridisA. Sfriso, M.A. Wolf, K. Sciuto, Morabito, C. Andreoli et I. Moro 2013
Pachymeniopsis gargiuloiS.Y. Kim, Manghisi, Morabito et S.M. Boo 2014
Yonagunia atimo-vataeManghisi, M.Morabito, G.H.Boo, S.M.Boo et Le Gall 2015
Comb. nov.
Dermocorynus dichotomus(J. Agardh) Gargiulo, Morabito et Manghisi 2013
Dermocorynus horridus(Kützing) Gargiulo, Morabito et Manghisi 2013
Felicinia marginata(Roussel) Manghisi, Le Gall, Ribera, Gargiulo et Morabito 2014
Phyllymenia capensis(O. De Clerck) Gargiulo, Morabito et Manghisi 2013
Yonagunia ligulata(Harvey ex Kützing) Manghisi, Morabito, De Clerck et Le Gall 2015

    Curriculum

    Present position:Associate Professor in Systematic Botany (S.S.D. BIO/02) at the University of Messina (since 2018), afferent to the triennial degree course of Biological Sciences, and to the National Consortium Interuniversity for Marine Sciences (Co.N.I.S.Ma.).
    Previous position: Researcher and Aggregate Professor in Botany (S.S.D. BIO/01) at the University of Messina (2006-2018).
    ORCID ID: orcid.org/0000-0002-0224-2113
    SCOPUS profile: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=15136762600
     
    RESEARCH
    Research interests: 
    biology and systematics of macroalgae, with major interest on Rhodophyta and Chlorophyta;
    systematics and molecular phylogenetics; 
    DNA barcoding;
    non indigenous species;
    cultivation and cryopreservation of economic species;
    extraction and evaluation of antimicrobials and anticoagulants;
    morphogenesis and life histories both in controlled conditions and in the field; 
    karyology and cytogenetics.
    Research responsibility:
    manager of the Laboratory of Molecular Phylogenetics at the University of Messina, 2009 to present;
    manager of the Laboratory of Phycology at the University of Messina, 2007 to 2009.
    Research fellowships:
    Post-doctoral fellowship, Government of Canada Award, University of New Brunswick, Canada, 2005-2006;
    Research cooperation, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France, 2011.
    Research cooperations: 
    Centre for Environmental and Molecular Algal Research of the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada (G.W. Saunders, gws@unb.ca), 
    Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle of Paris, France (L. Le Gall, legall@mnhn.fr),
    Universidad de A Coruña, Spain (Javier Cremades-Ugarte, Javier.cremades@udc.es),
    Universitat de Barcelona, Spain (M.A. Ribera,riberasiguan@ub.edu),
    National Reference Center for Leishmaniasis (C.Re.Na.L.) of the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sicilia, Palermo, Italy (F. Vitale, fabrizio.vitale@izssicilia.it),
    Innsbruck Medical University, Austria (C. Lass-Floerl, cornelia.lass-floerl@i-med.ac.at),
    Chungnam National University, Korea (S.M. Boo, smboo@cnu.ac.kr),
    CNR-ISMAR, Istituto di Scienze Marine, Venice, Italy (Simona Armeli Minicante, simona.armeli@ve.ismat.cnr.it)
    Past Research cooperations: 
    Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife, Islas Canarias, Spain (M.C. Gil-Rodríguez, mcgil@ull.es),
    University of Roma “Sapienza”, Italy (N. Abdelahad, nadia.abdelahad@uniroma1.it),
    University of Padua, Italy (I. Moro, imoro@bio.unipd.it),
    University Ca’ Foscari Venice, Italy (A. Sfriso, sfrisoad@unive.it), 
    CNR – Istituto per i Processi Chimico Fisici, Messina, Italy (G. Calogero, calogero@its.me.cnr.it),
    CNR – Istituto di Tecnologie Avanzate per l’Energia “Nicola Giordano”, Messina, Italy (L. Spadaro, lorenzo.spadaro@itae.cnr.it),
    University of Gent, Belgium (O. De Clerck, olivier.declerck@ugent.be)
    Funded grant basing on peer-reviewing
    FISH PATH NET 2019-present- Potenziamento dei centri di ittiopatologia siciliani- Misura 2.56. Misure relative alla salute 
    e al benessere degli animali - Po Feamp Sicilia 2014/2020, University of Messina.
    FFABR-2017 - “Finanziamento annuale individuale delle attività base di ricerca”, University of Messina.
    PON02_000451_3362185 INNOVAQUA - "Innovazione tecnologica a supporto dell'incremento della produttività e della competitività dell'acquacoltura siciliana" [Technological innovation to support increased productivity and competitiveness of Sicilian aquaculture] (2012-2015, as component of the RU at the University of Messina);
    Proyecto de Investigación Fundamental no orientada 2011 “Diversidad y relaciones filogenéticas de algas marinas bentónicas con potencial farmacológico: el complejo Laurencia(Rhodophyta) en las costas de la Macaronesia, Atlántico Tropical y Subtropical”, Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife, Islas Canarias, Spain (component);
    Programma di ricerca "ordinario" 2009 "Dinamiche di insediamento ed affermazione di popolamenti alloctoni nel sistema salmastro di Capo Peloro" [Settlement and success dynamics of non indigenous populations in the brackish system of Cape Peloro], University of Messina (component of the RU);
    Programma di ricerca "ordinario" 2006/2007 "Valutazione dell'attività antimicrobica di macroalghe identificate tramite DNA barcoding" [Evaluation of the antimicrobial activity of macroalgae identified by DNA barcoding], University of Messina (component of the RU);
    Programma di ricerca "GR" 2002 "Sistematica molecolare del Gracilariagracilis-complex (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta) nel Mediterraneo" [Molecular systematics of the Gracilaria gracilis-complex (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta) in the Mediterranean], University of Messina (principal investigator).
    Cooperation to research projects
    “BioWALK4Biofuels (2011-2014) – Biowaste and algae knowledge for the production of 2nd
    generation biofuels”, project financed by the European Commission to produce biofuel from algae cultivation (www.biowalk4biofuels.eu).
    “Algal Life Global Audit” (2009-2011), leaded by the Canadian Barcode of Life Network (CBLN) within the International Barcode of Life Initiative (iBOL).
     
    TEACHING
    Teaching responsibilities:
    At the University of Messina, Italy, after the enrolment as Researcher (2006):
    Plant Biology (3 CFU, module within the course of Food and Nutrition of Farm Animals, master degree in Veterinary Medicine), 2015 to present;
    Systematic Botany (6 CFU, triennial degree in Biological Sciences), 2018 to present;
    General Botany (7 CFU, triennial degree in Biological Sciences), 2011 to present;
    Botany (6 CFU, triennial degree in Marine biology and ecology), 2007-2013;
    Evolution and diversity of plants (4 CFU, optional, master degree in Biology), 2011-2014;
    Biology of reproduction of algae (6 CFU, optional, triennial degree in Biological Sciences), 2009-2015;
    Phylogenetic methods for plants (4 CFU, optional, master degree in Biology), 2008-2011;
    Faculty member in the Doctorate School of Applied Biology and Experimental Medicine, 2013 to present;
    Faculty member in the Doctorate School of Experimental Sciences Applied to Animals, 2012-2013;
    Faculty member in the Doctorate School of Tourism, Territory and Environment, 2009-2012;
    Faculty member in the Doctorate School of Biology of Algae, 2007-2008 to 2008-2009;
    Department delegate to the Internationalization for the degree courses of Marine Biology and Ecology and Biology and Ecology of the Marine and Coastal Environment (2011 to 2013);
    Direction of thesis preparation for triennial, master and PhD students (2006-present).
    Committee member:
    Quality Insurance Committee (AQ) of the triennial degree in Biological Sciences, 2017;
    Commissione paritetica of the Department of Chemical, Biological, Pharmaceutical and Environmental Sciences, 2017;
    Committee for OFA test of the triennial degree in Biological Sciences, 2016-2017;
    admission to the Doctorate School of Biology of Algae, 2007-2008;
    admission to the Doctorate School of Tourism, Territory and Environment, 2010-2011;
    final exam of the Doctorate School of Biology of Algae, 2011.
    final exam of the Doctorate School of Pharmacy at the University of Barcelona, Spain, 2009.
    Before the enrolment in 2006, at the University of Messina, Italy:
    “Cultore della materia” (Scholar) in Botany (SSD BIO/01);
    Teaching assistant in courses of Botany and Systematic Botany (SSD BIO/01, BIO/02) in the triennial degree of Marine Biology and Ecology and in the master degree of Biology and Ecology of the Marine and Costal Environment, 2005;
    Seminars of “Introduction to biology, diversity and economic uses of algae” to undergraduate students in Biology and Natural Sciences, 2004-2005;
    Support in laboratory work to undergraduate and PhD students, 1998-2005;
    Teaching assistant in laboratory lessons to undergraduate students (courses: Biology of algae, Marine Botany, Marine Systematic Botany, Developmental Biology of marine plant, Laboratory methods in Botany, Economic Marine Algae), 1997-2005.
    Extra-University teaching:
    Lectures on macroalgal diversity and commercial applications for cultural associations, 2006-present
    Teacher in lessons of Introductory Botany to secondary school students, Farm “Polito”, Vibo Valenzia, Italy, January-May 2002
    Service as visitor guide at the Botanical Garden, University of Messina, Italy,1997-1998
    Agreement promoter between the University of Messina and other Universities and Research Institutions for Student Mobility:
    2014-present: University of Sfax, Tunisia;
    2008-present: Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle of Paris, France;
    2010-2012: University of Gent, Belgium (Erasmus programme);
    2011: Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle D'Aosta, sezione di Genova e Savona.
    2010: Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Islas Canarias, Spain.
    EDUCATION
    PhD in Biology of Algae, University of Messina, Italy, 2001;
    Degree in Biological Sciences (final evaluation: 110/110 cum laudae), University of Messina, Italy, 1997
    Specialization Courses
    Officinal plants, with final examination, University of Messina, Italy, 2001-2002
    Cladistics – Isozymes electrophoresis, University of Messina, Italy, May 2000
    Molecular biology techniques applied to ecology and taxonomy of macroalgae, University of Messina, Italy, May 1999
    Apprenticeship as Biologist (Botany/ Microbiology), with final examination, University of Messina, Italy, March 1997-February 1998
    Phycology, Società Botanica Italiana, Algology working group, June 1996, June 1998, June 2000
    Scholarship and Awards
    Post-doctoral fellowship [Life history of Bryopsisspecies (Chlorophyta, Bryopsidales) from the Straits of Messina], University of Messina, Italy, 2002-2004
    “Premio Società Botanica Italiana”, award for outstanding PhD thesis in Botany (2000-2002), Società Botanica Italiana, 2003
    PhD fellowship [Biology of algae], University of Messina, Italy, 1998-2000
    Stages
    Attendance at the Martin Ryan Institute to study phylogenetic inference techniques, National University of Ireland, Galway, January 2003;
    Attendance as guest student at the Ecology of Benthos Laboratory to study molecular biology techniques applied to macroalgal phylogenies, Stazione Zoologica “A. Dohrn”, ItalyOctober-December 1999.
    PEER REVIEWER:
    Journal of Applied Phycology, ISSN: 0921-8971, 2019
    Scientific Reports-NatureResearch, ISSN 2045-2322, 2019
    Diversity, ISSN 1424-2818, 2018
    Algae, ISSN 1226-2617, 2018
    Marine Drugs, ISSN 1660-3397, 2010-2017
    Cryptogamie, Algologie, ISSN 0181-1568, 2017
    European Journal of Phycology, ISSN 0967-0262, 2016
    Joint Projects, University of Verona, 2014
    Aquaculture Research, ISSN: 1365-2109, 2014
    Futuro in ricerca (MIUR), 2013
    Botanica Marina, ISSN 1437-4323, 2010, 2013
    Cahiers de Biologie Marine, ISSN 2262-3094, 2013
    FIRB-Futuro in ricerca (MIUR), 2011
    Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology, ISSN 0254-4059, 2012
    Cryptogamie: Algologie, ISSN 0181-1568, 2011, 2017
    Sexual Plant Reproduction, ISSN 0934-0882, 2011
    MEMBERSHIPS
    Marine Organism Taxonomy (MOTax) Service of the European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC)
    British Phycological Society
    Federation of European Phycological Societies
    International Phycological Society
    Italian Network for DNA barcoding
    PUBLICATIONS
    Journal articles 
    De Jesus, P.B., Costa, A.L., Nunes, J.M.D.C., Manghisi, A., Genovese, G., Morabito, M., & Schnadelbach, A.S. (2019). Species delimitation methods reveal cryptic diversity in the Hypnea cornutacomplex (Cystocloniaceae, Rhodophyta). European Journal of Phycology 54: 135-153.
    Manghisi, A., Miladi, R., Minicante, S.A., Genovese, G., Le Gall, L., Abdelkafi, S., Saunders, G.W., & Morabito, M. (2019). DNA barcoding sheds light on novel records in the Tunisian red algal flora. Cryptogamie, Algol 40: 13-34.
    Miladi, R., A. Manghisi, S. Armeli Minicante, G. Genovese, S. Abdelkafi and M. Morabito. 2018. A DNA barcoding survey of Ulva(Chlorophyta) in Tunisia and Italy reveals the presence of the overlooked alienU. ohnoi. Cryptogamie, Algologie39:85-107.
     Fonseca, A., T. Ishoey, C. Espinoza, D. Pérez-Pantoja, A. Manghisi, M. Morabito, A. Salas-Burgos and V.A. Gallardo. 2017. Genomic features of “CandidatusVenteria ishoeyi”, a new sulfur-oxidizing macrobacterium from the Humboldt Sulfuretum off Chile. PLOS ONE12:e0188371.
     Manghisi, A., L. Le Gall, C. Bonillo, G. M. Gargiulo, M. A. Ribera & M. Morabito, 2017. An assessment of the taxonomic status of the Mediterranean endemic genus AcrodiscusZanardini (Halymeniales, Rhodophyta). European Journal of Taxonomy 267:1-24.
    Rizzo, C., Genovese, G., Morabito, M., Faggio, C., Pagano, M., Spanò, A., Zammuto, V., Minicante, S.A., Manghisi, A., Cigala, R.M., Crea, F., Marino, F., & Gugliandolo, C. (2017). Potential antibacterial activity of marine macroalgae against pathogens relevant for aquaculture and human health. Articolo in rivista 11: 1695-1706.
    Marino, F., G. Di Caro, C. Gugliandolo, A. Spanò, C. Faggio, G. Genovese, M. Morabito, A. Russo, D. Barreca, F. Fazio & A. Santulli, 2016. Preliminary study on the in vitro and in vivo effects of Asparagopsis taxiformisbioactive phycoderivates on Teleosts. Frontiers in Physiology 7(459):1-11.
    Armeli Minicante, S., S. Michelet, F. Bruno, G. Castelli, F. Vitale, A. Sfriso, M. Morabito& G. Genovese, 2016. Bioactivity of phycocolloids against the Mediterranean protozoan Leishmania infantum: an inceptive study. Sustainability 8(11):1131.
    Vitale, F., G. Genovese, F. Bruno, G. Castelli, M. Piazza, A. Migliazzo, S. Armeli Minicante, A. Manghisi & M. Morabito, 2015. Effectiveness of the red alga Asparagopsis taxiformisextracts against Leishmania infantum. Open Life Sciences 10:490–496.
    Manghisi, A., M. Morabito& L. Le Gall, 2015. Lectotypification of Gymnogongrus ligulatus. An addendum to “Two novel species of Yonagunia(Halymeniales, Rhodophyta) were uncovered in the South of Madagascar during the Atimo-Vatae Expedition”. Cryptogamie, Algol 36(4):461-463.
    Manghisi, A., M. Morabito, G. H. Boo, S. M. Boo, C. Bonillo, O. De Clerck & L. Le Gall, 2015. Two novel species of Yonagunia(Halymeniales, Rhodophyta) were uncovered in the South of Madagascar during the Atimo-Vatae expedition. Cryptogamie, Algol 36(2):199-217.
    Faggio, C., M. Pagano, A. Dottore, G. Genovese & M. Morabito, 2015. Evaluation of anticoagulant activity of two algal polysaccharides. Nat Prod Res 30:1934-1937.
    Faggio, C., M. Morabito, S. Armeli Minicante, G. Lo Piano, M. Pagano & G. Genovese, 2015. Potential use of polysaccharides from the brown alga Undaria pinnatifidaas anticoagulants. Braz Arch Biol Technol 58(5):798-804.
    Manghisi, A., L. L. Gall, M. A. Ribera, C. Bonillo, G. M. Gargiulo & M. Morabito, 2014. The Mediterranean endemic new genus Felicinia(Halymeniales, Rhodophyta) recognized by a morphological and phylogenetic integrative approach. Cryptogamie Algologie 35(3):221-243.
    Kim, S. Y., A. Manghisi, M. Morabito, E. C. Yang, H. S. Yoon, K. A. Miller & S. M. Boo, 2014. Genetic diversity and haplotype distribution of Pachymeniopsis gargiulisp. nov. and P. lanceolata(Halymeniales, Rhodophyta) in Korea, with notes on their non-native distributions. J Phycol 50:885–896.
    Faggio, C., M. Pagano, M. Morabito, S. Armeli Minicante, F. Arfuso & G. Genovese, 2014. In vitroassessment of the effect of Undaria pinnatifidaextracts on erythrocytes membrane integrity and blood coagulation parameters of Equus caballus. Journal of Coastal Life Medicine 2(8):614-616.
    Calogero, G., I. Citro, G. Di Marco, S. Armeli Minicante, M. Morabito& G. Genovese, 2014. Brown seaweed pigment as a dye source for photoelectrochemical solar cells. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 117(0):702-706.
    Armeli Minicante, S., G. Genovese & M. Morabito, 2014. Two new alien macroalgae identified by the DNA barcoding. Due nuove macroalghe aliene identificate mediante il DNA barcoding. Biol Mar Medit 21(1):70-72.
    Bertuccio, C., G. Genovese, A. Manghisi, C. Cruaud, A. Couloux, L. Le Gall & M. Morabito, 2013/2014. Changes in the benthic algal flora of Lake Ganzirri, North- Eastern Sicily (Italy). Cambiamenti della flora bentonica del Lago di Ganzirri, Sicilia nord orientale (Italia). Natura Rerum 3:79-91.
    Sfriso, A., M. A. Wolf, K. Sciuto, M. Morabito, C. Andreoli & I. Moro, 2013. Gracilaria viridissp. nov. (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta): a new red algal species from the Mediterranean Sea. Phycologia 52(1):65-73.
    Genovese, G., O. Romeo, M. Morabito, D. Alessi, G. Criseo & C. Faggio, 2013. Activity of ethanolic extracts of Asparagopsis taxiformisagainst the major molecular types of Cryptococcus neoformans/C. gattii complex. Afr J Microbiol Res 7(21):2662-2667.
    Gargiulo, G. M., M. Morabito& A. Manghisi, 2013. A re-assessment of reproductive anatomy and postfertilization development in the systematics of Grateloupia(Halymeniales, Rhodophyta). Cryptogamie: Algologie 34(1):3-35.
    Genovese, G., C. Faggio, C. Gugliandolo, A. Torre, A. Spanò, M. Morabito& T. L. Maugeri, 2012. In vitroevaluation of antibacterial activity of Asparagopsis taxiformisfrom Straits of Messina against pathogens relevant in aquaculture. Marine Environmental Research 73(1):1-6.
    Manghisi, A., C. Bertuccio, S. Armeli Minicante, V. Fiore, L. Le Gall, G. Genovese & M. Morabito, 2011. Identifying alien macroalgae through DNA barcoding: the case of Hypnea cornuta(Cystocloniaceae, Rhodophyta). Transitional Waters Bulletin 5(1):42-49.
    Manghisi, A., S. Armeli Minicante, C. Bertuccio, M. Morabito, P. Torricelli & G. Genovese, 2011. A cryptic alien seaweed spreading in Mediterranean coastal lagoons. Transitional Waters Bulletin 5(1):1-7.
    Genovese, G., V. Fiore, G. Tripodi & M. Morabito, 2011. Endogenous cryoprotectants in PorphyraC. Agardh (Bangiales, Rhodophyta). Natura Rerum 1:67-76.
    Morabito, M., G. M. Gargiulo & G. Genovese, 2010. A review of life history pathways of Bryopsisspecies. Atti della Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti - Classe di Scienze Fisiche, Matematiche e Naturali LXXXVIII(2):C1A1002005-1 - C1A1002005-9.
    Manghisi, A., M. Morabito, C. Bertuccio, L. Le Gall, A. Couloux, C. Cruaud & G. Genovese, 2010. Is routine DNA barcoding an efficient tool to reveal introductions of alien macroalgae? A case study of Agardhiella subulata (Solieriaceae, Rhodophyta) in Cape Peloro lagoon (Sicily, Italy). Cryptogamie: Algologie 31(4):423-433.
    Genovese, G., L. Tedone, M. Hamann & M. Morabito, 2009. The Mediterranean Red Alga Asparagopsis: A Source of Compounds against Leishmania. Mar Drugs 7(3):361-366.
    Wilkes, R. J., M. Morabito& G. M. Gargiulo, 2006. Taxonomic considerations of a foliose Grateloupiaspecies from the Straits of Messina. J Appl Phycol 18(3-5):663-669.
    Gargiulo, G. M., M. Morabito, G. Genovese & F. De Masi, 2006. Molecular systematics and phylogenetics of Gracilariacean species from the Mediterranean Sea. J Appl Phycol 18(3-5):497-504.
    Morabito, M., G. Genovese & G. M. Gargiulo, 2005. A simple and rapid technique to PCR amplify plastid genes from spores of Porphyra C. Agardh (Bangiales, Rhodophyta). J Appl Phycol 17(1):35-38.
    Morabito, M., F. De Masi & G. Gargiulo, 2003. Life history of two species  Bryopsis from the Straits of Messina (Italy). Bocconea 16(2):1059-1066.
    Gargiulo, G. M., G. Genovese, M. Morabito, F. Culoso & F. De Masi, 2001. Sexual and asexual reproduction in a freshwater population of Bangia atropurpurea(Bangiales, Rhodophyta) from eastern Sicily (Italy). Phycologia 40(1):88-96.
    Taxonomic description 
    Gen. nov.
    FeliciniaManghisi, Le Gall, Ribera, Gargiulo et Morabito 2014
    Sp. nov. 
    Gracilaria viridisA. Sfriso, M.A. Wolf, K. Sciuto, Morabito, C. Andreoli et I. Moro 2013
    Pachymeniopsis gargiuloiS.Y. Kim, Manghisi, Morabito et S.M. Boo 2014
    Yonagunia atimo-vataeManghisi, M.Morabito, G.H.Boo, S.M.Boo et Le Gall 2015
    Comb. nov.
    Dermocorynus dichotomus(J. Agardh) Gargiulo, Morabito et Manghisi 2013
    Dermocorynus horridus(Kützing) Gargiulo, Morabito et Manghisi 2013
    Felicinia marginata(Roussel) Manghisi, Le Gall, Ribera, Gargiulo et Morabito 2014
    Phyllymenia capensis(O. De Clerck) Gargiulo, Morabito et Manghisi 2013
    Yonagunia ligulata(Harvey ex Kützing) Manghisi, Morabito, De Clerck et Le Gall 2015

I dati visualizzati nella sezione sono recuperati dalla Procedura Gestione Carriere e Stipendi del Personale (CSA), dalla Procedura Gestione Studenti (ESSE3), da Iris e dal Sito Docenti MIUR.

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