M.Sc. Giulia Cimò

Ehemalige wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin (Umwelt- und Bodenchemie)
Erasmus-Stipendiantin

Work experience

October 2009 - October 2010
Research Collaborator
Study of Steroids Hormones in fishes plasma using GC-MS as tools to predict environmental or due to culture stresses
Laboratory of Marine Biology and Resources - Department of Ecology
Università degli Studi di Palermo
Via Archirafi, 18 – 90123 -Palermo


1 July 2009 - 18 September 2009
Research Collaborator
Collaboration in started research’s projects; development and realization of new projects
1)Use of parasites and morphometry as tools to investigate stock structure of striped red mullets, Mullus surmuletus; in particular investigating the possibility of detecting microstocks based on allometric differences in barbell growth.
2)Habitat selection by Xenobalanus globicipitis, a barnacle specific to dolphins’ fins skin.
‘Institut Cavanilles de Biodiversitat i Biologia Evolutiva’
Poligono La Coma s/n 46980 Paterna – Valencia

June 2008 - June 2009
Nature Guide
Conductor in field trip for children and guide in nature trail, incline people towards nature’s respect
Environmental Association ‘Amici della Costa - Onlus’, Sferracavallo (PA)

June 2008 - June 2009
Nature Guide (snorkeling)
Guide in snorkeling trail, information about marine flora e fauna in the MPA “Capo Gallo – Isola delle Femmine”
Diving Center ‘Pianeta Blu’, Sferracavallo (PA)

November 2008
Teacher
Instructor under contract
Center “Marida Correnti” Aidone, Caccamo (PA)
Training course for ‘farm leader’, POR Sicilia 2000-2006

30 June 2006 - 30 June 2007
Free collaborator
Collaboration to activity of planning; realization and monitoring of the Project ‘Formazione mirata per il  
personale imbarcato’ (‘Training targeted to the board staff’)
CEFORMED, Mazara del Vallo (TP), Italy
 

Education and Training

23 February 2011
Certificate of attendance in the study day "The Biochar - Mitigation of Climate Change and
improvement of soil characteristics."
Department of Agro-Environmental Systems (SAGA), Faculty of Agronomics
Università degli Studi di Palermo
Viale delle Scienze, Ed.4, 90128 Palermo (PA)


01 January 2011
PhD Student in 'Technologies for the sustainability and environmental recovery'
Development of methodologies for the production of Biochar; Sustainable use of Biochar; sorption of heavy metals via Biochar; spectroscopic techniques.
Department of Agro-Environmental Systems (SAGA), Faculty of Agronomics
Università degli Studi di Palermo
Viale delle Scienze, Ed.4, 90128 Palermo (PA)

November 2010
Winner of PhD examination in 'Ecology and Climate Changes'
Department of Environmental and Biological Science and Technologies
Università del Salento, Lecce (LE)


June 2010
Winner of Notice relating to a Program Agreement "Young leading themselves and the territory" of the Sicilian Region - Action 7 "Promoting access to employment and entrepreneurship youth" Stage / Project work
Development of  techniques and analysis to assess the quality of fish products using GC-MS
Sicily District - Department of Family, Social Affairs and Labour.
Via Trinacria, 14 – Palermo (PA)

8 - 9 October 2010
Certificate of attendance of the International Workshop "Status and management of the edible sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus in the Mediterranean Sea"
Management strategies and monitoring of Mediterranean populations of the sea urchin, Paracentrotus lividus
Department of Ecology -   Università degli Studi di Palermo
Via Archirafi, 18 – 90123 – Palermo (PA)

26 April 2010 – 26 July 2010
Master’s Degree in  'Monitoring and  Sustainable Management  of Aquatic Ecosystems' Development of techniques for steroid hormones extraction from fish plasma and analysis with GC-MS (SCAN and SIM methods)
Development of techniques for fatty acids extraction and analysis by GC-MS (method SCAN)
Marine Biology and Resources Lab. – Department of Ecology
Università degli Studi di Palermo
Via Archirafi, 18 – 90123 – Palermo (PA)

01 October 2009 – 31 March 2010
Stage Activities
Techniques of extraction and analysis of proteins, DNA, RNA; Enzyme ImmunoAssay (EIA); Analysis of cholinesterase activity
Marine Biology and Resources Lab. – Department of Ecology
Università degli Studi di Palermo
Via Archirafi, 18 – 90123 – Palermo (PA)

14 December 2009
License to practice Biology
Università degli Studi di Palermo, settore Esami di Stato

14 June 2009 – 19 September 2009
Certificate of attendance
Lifelong Learning Program LLP “Leonardo da Vinci” 2009 – EX-EM project with
‘Institut Cavanilles de Biodiversitat i Biologia Evolutiva’
Poligono La Coma s/n 46980 Paterna – Valencia
Scuola di Formazione ARCES (School of occupational training)
Via Volontari Italiani del Sangue, 36/38 – 90128 Palermo (PA)

14 June 2009 - 10 July 2009
Certificate of Spanish knowledge
Spanish Language Course
ESMOVIA, Espana movilidad
C/ San Vicente Martir, 35 – 46002 Valencia, Spain

January 2005 – 25 March 2009
Master’s degree in Marine Biological Resources, magna cum laude 110/110
Thesis: 'Analysis of Spatial Distribution of Marine Benthic Species in the MPA  "Capo Gallo – Isola delle Femmine" as Zoning Evaluation Tool '
Tutor contact: prof. Renato Chemello, Laboratory for Marine Conservation,
Department of Ecology, University of Palermo
Via Archirafi 28, 90123 Palermo (PA)
Aquaculture’s techniques, conservation and valorization of Marine Resources, fishing technology, fish pathology, methods of restocking, environmental monitoring, ecology, conservation of marine environment, management of MPAs
Università degli Studi di Palermo, Facoltà di Scienze MM. FF. NN.

28 May 2007 – 02 June 2007
Certificate of attendance 38° congress SIBM (Italian Marine Biology Society) in  Santa Margherita Ligure (GE)
"Scientific research in and for Marine Protected Areas", "The Corals", "The bathyal environment and fisheries "  
Oral Presentation of the poster "Temporal Variations in the size structure of exploited populations of Haliotis tuberculata (Mollusca, Gastropoda) in the Gulf of Sferracavallo (PA)."

19 – 22 September 2006
Certificate of attendance 16° congress SItE (Italian Ecology Society) in  Viterbo (VT) “Ecosystems conservation and management”

5 – 10 June 2006
Certificate of attendance 37° congress SIBM (Italian Marine Biology Society) in Grosseto (GR)
"Indicators of quality and animal welfare in aquaculture", "Effects of human impacts on coastal marine communities", "Analysis of the spatial distribution of marine communities"
Oral presentation of the poster "Structure of Haliotis tuberculata population in different  levels of protection areas "

September 2002 - April 2006
Bachelor Degree in Biological Science, magna cum laude 110/110 and a special mention for the curriculum of studies.
Thesis title: "Assessment Methods of Marine Species prone to Harvesting: An application to Haliotis tuberculata (Linnaeus, 1758) (Mollusca, Gastropoda)"
Tutor contact: prof. Renato Chemello, Laboratory for Marine Conservation,
Department of Ecology, University of Palermo
Via Archirafi 28, 90123 Palermo (PA)

September 1997 - July 2002
School-leaving certificate, Final Mark: 100/100
English, Italian, Math, Geology, Physics, Informatics, Art, Biology.
Liceo scientifico statale “S. Cannizzaro”, Palermo (PA)
 

Publications

V. Marsala, C. De Pasquale, G. Cimò, P. Conte, A. Pozzi, M. Valagussa, A. Micalizzi, G. Alonzo (2011) - Fast Field Cycling NMR Relaxometry for the assessment of Biochar Quality. The 7th Conference on Field Cycling NMR Relaxometry, Torino, 2nd-4th June 2011 (Italy).

M.V. Cangialosi, N. Cicero, G. Cimò, N. Cavallaro, A. Mazzola, G.Mo Dugo (2010) – Biotossine nei molluschi - Effetti dell’Acido Domoico sull’attività colinesterasica in Tapes philippinarum, Venus gallina e Glycimeris glycimeris (Lamellibranchia, Mollusca). VIII Congresso Nazionale di Chimica degli Alimenti.

M. Benfante, G. Cimò, C. Vassallo, M. Milazzo, F. Fiorentino, R. Chemello (2007) – Variazioni temporali della struttura di taglia in popolazioni sfruttate di Haliotis tuberculata (Mollusca, Gastropoda) nel Golfo di Sferracavallo (PA). Biol. Mar. Medit, 14(2): 288-289

M. Benfante, G. Cimò, M. Milazzo, F. Fiorentino, R. Chemello (2006) – Struttura di popolazione di Haliotis tuberculata in aree soggette a diversi livelli di protezione. Biol. Mar. Medit, 13(2): 230-231