Dr Oliana Carnevali


Universita Politecnica delle Marche


Oliana’s research focuses on reproductive and developmental biology of fish models.  Her main focus is on the effects of probiotics on fish welfare, in addition her group has substantial interest in reproductive toxicology to monitor environmental risk.  A wide spectrum of aspects such as embryo development, reproduction, energy metabolism, immune system and genotoxic aspects, on different fish models are evaluated.  Zebrafish model is actually used for studies on stress tolerance, growth, food intake, health status, toxicological screening and metabolic disorders.


Oliana obtained her degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Camerino (1983), PhD in Molecular Biology at the University of Camerino (1989), research fellow in Comparative Endocrinology at the University of Camerino (1990).  Associate Professor in Developmental Biology at Polytechnic University of Marche (1998).  Full Professor of Developmental Biology at Polytechnic University of Marche (2004).  Chair of Developmental Biology (UNIVPM) and Chair of Biology of Reproduction (Polytechnic University of Marche).  She is Coordinator of Doctorate in Life and Environmental Sciences at UNIVPM and Research Deputy of UNIVPM.


Oliana Carnevali is a partner of the BioMedAqu project, supervisor of ESR10.  This project focuses on skeletal pathologies in human and fish. Specifically, ESR10 will provide evidence on the effects of micronutrients and probiotics in bone cell differentiation in fish.  In addition, the in vivo effects of vitamins and probiotic by parental and larval exposure on skeletal formation will be tested on zebrafish, seabream and meagre.  A multidisciplinary approach including transcriptomic, histology, cell biology, infrared micro spectrometry and Raman, will be used.

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