Speaker Leonardo CONGIU
Born in Pisa (Italy), 30 November, 1965
Associate Professor at the Department of Biology, University of Padova, via U. Bassi 58/B I-35121 Padova (Italy)
Since 2015 Board Member of the World Sturgeon Conservation Society.
LC conducts researches on different aspects of genetic diversity on a wide range of species with a special interest on sturgeons. His research activity on this group of species has focused on different aspects such as population genetics, cytogenetics, development of molecular marker for sex and species identification, stock management, establishment of breeding plans for ex situ conservation, species and hybrids identification, and genetic tagging. The above topics are studied through a variety molecular approaches ranging from the classic molecular biology techniques to high throughput technologies.
over 30 papers focusing on sturgeon genetics, on peer-reviewed journals. https://scholar.google.it/citations?user=kvjdynEAAAAJ&hl=it