Giovanna Romano

Giovanna Romano

Stazione Zoologica di Napoli Anton Dohrn (SZN)

Giovanna Romano

Current Position: Giovanna is senior researcher since 2004 at the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn of Naples (SZN)

Research activity and interest: Dr. Romano’s research group focuses its activity on exploring the biodiversity of natural products from marine diatoms for applications in the human health sector.

In the last few years the group adopted a molecular biology approach to search for natural products with potential applications as anticancer products. This approach led to the identification of the biosynthetic pathway for prostaglandins and iridoid alkaloids in diatoms, contributing with new knowledge on the secondary metabolism in diatoms. She is collaborating with the group of prof. Marla Trindade in Southafrica to develop molecular tools to deepening the study on secondary metabolism in eukaryotic microalgae.

Ongoing Research funding’s projects

H2020-EU.1.3.1. MarPipe “Improving the flow in the pipeline of the next generation of marine biodiscovery scientists”

POR CAMPANIA FESR 2014/2020 (2019-2021) Antitumor Drugs and Vaccines from the Sea (ADViSE) PG/2018/0494374

Genomics for a Blue Economy, Progetto di Grande Rilevanza del MAECI – Paese partner: Sudafrica.