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Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton
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Dr Cecilia D'Angelo 

Lecturer in Marine Biology

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Dr Cecilia D'Angelo is Lecturer in Marine Biology within Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton at the University of Southampton.

I am Lecturer in the Coral Reef Laboratory at the University of Southampton (UK). I am fascinated by a broad range of aspects of reef coral biology and I am applying molecular techniques including genomic and lipidomic approaches to understand their physiological response to stress.

My scientific career began at the National University in Rosario (Argentina) where I studied Biotechnology and obtained my Diploma in the area of Biophysics in the Department of Biological Chemistry (Faculty of Biochemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences), analysing the effects of bicarbonate on the energetic metabolism of mitochondria.

I obtained my PhD with Distinction from the Department of Molecular and Developmental Biology of Plants at the University of Münster (Germany) working with Prof. J. Kudla on the "Functional Analysis of Calcineurin B-like Proteins and their Interacting Protein Kinases in Abiotic Stress Responses” (PhD Thesis Grade: Summa cum Laude).

I further pursued my interest in molecular stress physiology as postdoctoral researcher in the Department of General Zoology and Endocrinology at the University of Ulm (Germany) focussing on the molecular mechanisms of photoprotection in reef corals.

Research interests

  • GFP-like proteins in Anthozoa
  • Stress physiology and regulation of gene expression in reef corals
  • Genomic and lipidomic analyses of the coral holobiont

Affiliated to: The Coral Reef Laboratory (CRL)

Research Projects

Coral reefs are hot spots of biodiversity in nutrient poor waters.
Coral reefs are hot spots of biodiversity in nutrient poor waters.

Defining Nutritional Bottlenecks of Reef Coral Growth and Stress Tolerance (NERC Research Project Prof. Dr. Joerg Wiedenmann): This project aims to transform our understanding of nutrient cycling and symbiosis in reef-building coral species.

 

 

 

 

 

Seafront lighting at the Red Sea.
Seafront lighting at the Red Sea.

Artificial Light Impacts on Coastal Ecosystems (ALICE) (NERC Research Project PI Prof. Dr. Joerg Wiedenmann). This study will quantify the impacts of Artificial Light At Night (ALAN) on life history responses of reef building corals.

 

 

The calcareous skeletons of reef building corals
The calcareous skeletons of reef building corals.

From microns to reefs: mechanistic insights into coral biomineralisation and the fate of coral reefs (European Research Council). Microns2Reefs uses a multidisciplinary approach to generate a mechanistic understanding of coral skeleton growth and applies this knowledge to better understand the fate of coral reefs in the future.

Research group

Marine Biology and Ecology

Research project(s)

Defining Nutritional Bottlenecks of Reef Coral Growth and Stress Tolerance

Artificial Light Impacts on Coastal Ecosystems (ALICE)

From microns to reefs: mechanistic insights into coral biomineralisation and the fate of coral reefs

Influence of Nutrient Starvation on Corals' Susceptibility to Thermal Bleaching (INCORALS)

Understanding the exceptional heat tolerance of reef corals from the Persian/Arabian Gulf

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Practical Course in the CRL
Practical Course in the CRL

SOES 2026 Molecular Tools for Advancing Marine Biology Research

SOES 3031 Marine Microbial Ecology and Biotechnology

SOES 6071 MSci Advanced Independent Research Project

 

PhD Projects CoSupervision:

Ms. Sabrina Rosset

Ms. Elena Bollati

Dr Cecilia D'Angelo
Ocean and Earth Science
National Oceanography Centre Southampton
University of Southampton Waterfront Campus
European Way
Southampton SO14 3ZH
UK

Room Number: NOCS/566/10

Facsimile: (023) 8059 3059

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