Luigi Vezzulli "Ecology of pathogenic Vibrio species in the light of climate Change"

Vezzulli

Vibrios are among the most common bacteria that inhabit surface waters throughout the world and are responsible for a number of severe infections both in humans and animals. Most recently, on going climate change and especially sea surface warming are believed to promote Vibrio proliferation in coastal waters and outbreak of their associated diseases. According to this, a retrospective molecular study of formalin-fixed plankton samples collected by the Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) survey in the North Sea has provided the first evidence for a positive and significant relationship between Sea Surface Temperature (SST) and Vibrio abundances, including V. cholera, over a multidecadal scale. These findings provide support for the view that global warming is having a strong impact on the composition of marine Vibrio communities, with potential important implications for human and animal health.

  • Overview

    Luigi Vezzulli is a university researcher and lecturer at the University of Genoa in Italy. The research activity of Luigi Vezzulli is carried out in the field of Environmental Microbiology and it is mainly focused on the study of human and nonhuman bacterial pathogens of the genus Vibrio in the marine environment. In particular, his recent research activity has been devoted to the study of macroecology of vibrios and the effects of ocean warming on Vibrio populations.

    Since 2002, he has published 47 peer-reviewed scientific papers, 20 of which is the first author and 4 as the last author. In addition, Luigi Vezzulli is first author of the scientific software WinCPR that is a collaborative development between the University of Genoa, the Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science (Plymouth, UK) and the University of Plymouth.

     


    Date: 04.06.2013, 17:15

    Location

    Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig

    Building and room

    Forum, X1.04

    Speaker

    Luigi Vezzulli,
    Università di Genova, Italia

    Host

    Manfred Höfle

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    How to find us in Braunschweig

    Lage des Helmholtz-Zentrums in der Stadt Braunschweig.

    Address

    Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research

    Inhoffenstraße 7

    38124 Braunschweig

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    From Berlin/Wolfsburg/Helmstedt:

    • A2 till motorway interchange Wolfsburg/Königslutter > A39 direction Kreuz BS-Süd/Wolfenbüttel/Bad Harzburg
    • A39 till motorway interchange Kreuz BS Süd > A395 direction Wolfenbüttel
    • A395 till exit BS-Stöckheim > turn right into Mascheroder Weg
    • after 500m turn left into Inhoffenstraße

    From Celle/Hannover:

    • A2 till motorway interchange Kreuz BS Nord > A391 direction Kreuz BS Süd/Bad Harzburg/Wolfenbüttel
    • A391 motorway interchange Kreuz BS Süd > A395 direction Wolfenbüttel
    • A395 till exit BS-Stöckheim > turn right into Mascheroder Weg
    • after 500m turn left into Inhoffenstraße

    From Kassel/Salzgitter:

    • A7 till motorway interchange Kreuz Salzgitter > A39 direction Berlin/Braunschweig/Salzgitter
    • A39 till motorway interchange Kreuz BS-Süd > A395 direction Wolfenbüttel
    • A395 till exit BS-Stöckheim > turn right into Mascheroder Weg
    • after 500m turn left into Inhoffenstraße

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    Bus line 431 or Tram line 1 from central station to stop "Stöckheimer Markt". Turn left into "Mascheroder Weg" and after 500m turn right into "Inhoffenstraße". 

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