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Miss Eleonora Maria Pieroni BSc, MSc

Postgraduate Research Student in Biological Sciences – Neuroscience Research Fellow at Association for Cephalopod Research, Naples, Italy

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Eleonora divides her research time between the Association for Cephalopod Research a non-profit organization based in Naples (Italy), studying methods for humane slaughtering of cephalopods, and her studies as a PhD student, investigating the basis of nociception and pain perception in the cephalopod mollusc Octopus vulgaris. One of her main goal is to improve animal welfare in research.


Academic qualifications

2021-Present: PhD in Neuroscience, School of Biological Sciences, Southampton, England, UK.

2018-2020: MSc in Neurobiology at La Sapienza, Università di Roma, Rome, Italy.

2015-2018: BSc in Biological Sciences at La Sapienza, Università di Roma, Rome, Italy.

Research interests

Cephalopods, Nociception, Pain perception, Animal welfare, Humane killing.

PhD research title: Nociception and Pain perception in Octopus vulgaris

Research Projects

Nociception and Pain Perception in Octopus vulgaris

Research group


Miss Eleonora Maria Pieroni
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences
Life Sciences Building 85
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
SO17 1BJ

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