• A Modern Approach to Design.

    Epsilon is a modern, sectioned based design, with a diverse infusion of background textures and patterns. These enrich and differentiate your site whilst maintaining an overall conservative approach, for flexible site application. Read More
  • Background Slideshow

    Epsilon provides for full width, custom, transitional background images, in the slideshow position, a full width container, specifically designed for RokSprocket's Features layout. It also has separate options for per panel background and content images. Read More
  • Custom Animation

    Animation provides an extended layout of visual flair as well as smooth interaction for your visitors, to facilitate the seamless experience of using your site. RokSprocket Features benefits from a custom, per-panel array of up to 16 animation types. Read More
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  • CNR - ISE MICROBIAL ECOLOGY GROUP

    CNR ISE Epsilon provides for full width, custom, transitional background images, in the slideshow position, a full width container, specifically designed for RokSprocket's Features layout. It also has separate options for per panel background and content images. Read More
  • A Modern Approach to Design.

    Epsilon is a modern, sectioned based design, with a diverse infusion of background textures and patterns. These enrich and differentiate your site whilst maintaining an overall conservative approach, for flexible site application. Read More
  • Custom Animation

    Animation provides an extended layout of visual flair as well as smooth interaction for your visitors, to facilitate the seamless experience of using your site. RokSprocket Features benefits from a custom, per-panel array of up to 16 animation types. Read More
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  • Custom Animation

    Animation provides an extended layout of visual flair as well as smooth interaction for your visitors, to facilitate the seamless experience of using your site. RokSprocket Features benefits from a custom, per-panel array of up to 16 animation types. Read More
  • Background Slideshow

    Epsilon provides for full width, custom, transitional background images, in the slideshow position, a full width container, specifically designed for RokSprocket's Features layout. It also has separate options for per panel background and content images. Read More
  • A Modern Approach to Design.

    Epsilon is a modern, sectioned based design, with a diverse infusion of background textures and patterns. These enrich and differentiate your site whilst maintaining an overall conservative approach, for flexible site application. Read More
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  • A Modern Approach to Design.

    Epsilon is a modern, sectioned based design, with a diverse infusion of background textures and patterns. These enrich and differentiate your site whilst maintaining an overall conservative approach, for flexible site application. Read More
  • Background Slideshow

    Epsilon provides for full width, custom, transitional background images, in the slideshow position, a full width container, specifically designed for RokSprocket's Features layout. It also has separate options for per panel background and content images. Read More
  • Custom Animation

    Animation provides an extended layout of visual flair as well as smooth interaction for your visitors, to facilitate the seamless experience of using your site. RokSprocket Features benefits from a custom, per-panel array of up to 16 animation types. Read More
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  • Custom Animation

    Animation provides an extended layout of visual flair as well as smooth interaction for your visitors, to facilitate the seamless experience of using your site. RokSprocket Features benefits from a custom, per-panel array of up to 16 animation types. Read More
  • Background Slideshow

    Epsilon provides for full width, custom, transitional background images, in the slideshow position, a full width container, specifically designed for RokSprocket's Features layout. It also has separate options for per panel background and content images. Read More
  • A Modern Approach to Design.

    Epsilon is a modern, sectioned based design, with a diverse infusion of background textures and patterns. These enrich and differentiate your site whilst maintaining an overall conservative approach, for flexible site application. Read More
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  • CNR-ISE MICROBIAL ECOLOGY GROUP

    The MEG at the Institute of Ecosystem Study (CNR-ISE) in Verbania investigates the ecology and the interactions between microbes in waters and in other environments. Within the CNR-ISE, the MEG study general ecological theories applied to microbial environments.

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  • BACTERIAL COMMUNITY PROFILES

    A number of environmental factors shape the microbial community and influence the social behaviour of bacteria in waters. We are now interested in co-aggregation, in symbiosis, and in relations bacteria-cyanobacteria.

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  • WORK WITH US AT THE MEG !

    A number of research projects for postdoc, phd, master and short stays are running at the MEG, from antibiotic resistance to epibiotic bacteria, from freshwaters to the human gut... More info at the address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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  • ECOLOGY AND SYSTEMATICS OF ROTIFERS

    We describe species and population diversity in the phylum Rotifera trying to understand the evolutionary processes originating and maintaining such diversity.

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  • MICROBIAL ECOLOGY IN REMOTE AREAS

    Through a number of cooperations the MEG is investigating microbial communities in polar areas, in high mountain lakes in the Alps in Italy and Switzerland, in Central America, in Patagonia, in Polynesia, in the Azores, and in pristine areas in the Mediterranean Sea.
  • ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE IN ENVIRONMENT

    The development of antibiotic resistant microorganisms is a major threath for human health. We study the development of resistances in bacterial communities in animals and human gut and in waters. We try to understand the importance of antibiotic resistance as ecological factor in shaping natural microbial communities.

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MEG latest news

MEG Running Projects

CIPAIS 2016-18

CIPAIS 2016-18

A large monitoring project of Lake Maggiore, co-funded by Italy and Switzerland. We measure DOC in the lake and the number of antibiotic resistance genes within the bacterial community.
RF 2317095 - Antibiotic Resistance and Human Gut

RF 2317095 - Antibiotic Resistance and Human Gut

We study the impact of different dietary regimes in the development of antibiotic resistances in the human microbiome. Partners: IZS Padua, ISS Rome, ASL Padua
LTER Lake Maggiore

LTER Lake Maggiore

Within the frame of the project LTER we measure bacterial abundances and microbial community composition of Lake Maggiore. Partners: LTER net
RC IZS-VE 04-13  Campylobacter development

RC IZS-VE 04-13 Campylobacter development

Our research focus on pathogenic Campylobacter in chickens, and in the modifications of the gut microbiome before the spread of the infection. Partners: IZS Padua, Uni Padua
LIfeWatch MoBiLab MeioDive

LIfeWatch MoBiLab MeioDive

A project to understand the effect on microscopic animals (meiofauna) of human trampling on sandy beaches through the use of massive sequencing and traditional taxonomy. Partner: CNR-IBBE Bari
IT-CN HRel Fighting AB Resistance in WWTPs

IT-CN HRel Fighting AB Resistance in WWTPs

Two projects to determine ARs in WWTPs, the potential co-selection of ARGs and heavy metals RGs, and to design new reduction technologies. Partners: Uni Guangzhou, Uni HongKong, Uni Salerno, Acqua Novara.VCO
CNR-BA - Symbiosis between animals

CNR-BA - Symbiosis between animals

Patterns and inference on processes: Ita-Rus coop to understand symbiosis between microscopic animals, especially rotifers and crustaceans. Partner: RFBR
CNR-BAS Picocyanobacteria in deep Black Sea

CNR-BAS Picocyanobacteria in deep Black Sea

In cooperation with the BAS we are trying to explain the presence of photosynthetic organisms in deep Black Sea waters Partner: BAS Varna
CLIMTREE 2016-18

CLIMTREE 2016-18

Belmont CRA grant on Mountains as Sentinels of Change, a 3-years project on the effect of forest dieback on animal biodiversity in forest soil.
RAVE 2015-17 and LIfeWatch Daphnia Vector ARB

RAVE 2015-17 and LIfeWatch Daphnia Vector ARB

Zooplancton as vectors for epibionts in freshwater ecosystems.Partners: CNR-IRSA Rome, CNR-IBBE Bari, NIOO-KNAW
Belspo SPEEDY (Belgium)

Belspo SPEEDY (Belgium)

SPatial and environmental determinants of Eco-Evolutionary DYnamics: anthropogenic environments as a model. D.F. from the MEG is partner in a Belspo project on the eco-evolutionary dynamics across a rural-agricultural gradient.
RC IZSVE15-16 and RC IZSP 2015

RC IZSVE15-16 and RC IZSP 2015

Two project to assess the impact of intensive swine farming on the spread of ARGs in humans and into the environmentPartners: IZS Padua, IZS Turin, ASL Turin

The MEG team

Roberto Bertoni

Roberto Bertoni

ASSOCIATED RESEARCHER. Brings knowledge, speaks ancient Latin, disseminates Limnology within upper classes, fights to escape diets.
Cristiana Callieri

Cristiana Callieri

SENIOR RESEARCHER. Takes care of Roberto's diet, scares students, used to love microscopy... till she met a cytometer.
Gianluca Corno

Gianluca Corno

RESEARCHER. Organizes social events, fights against bureaucracy, mixes up human gut microbiology and aquatic ecology.
Diego Fontaneto

Diego Fontaneto

RESEARCHER. Travels, collects friends around the world to travel, gets invitations for talks to travel... and then he travels.
Ester Eckert

Ester Eckert

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW. Brings funds and fancy polystyrene boxes, teaches Ecology to Andrea, complains of little holidays time.
Paolo Colangelo

Paolo Colangelo

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW. Appears periodically in Verbania, shares pizzas, he's our spy at the CNR headquarter in Rome.
Alejandro Martinez Garcia

Alejandro Martinez Garcia

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW. In Vino Veritas in Whisky Vomitas, In Vino Veritas in Whisky Vomitas (nah, it is just a song!)
Antonino Fiorentino

Antonino Fiorentino

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW. Professional mozzarella taster, usually loves to mix english with the neapolitan to make it more fluent!
Evelina Crippa

Evelina Crippa

TECHNICAL ASSISTANT. Just arrived, gimme space!
Elisa Sottoriva

Elisa Sottoriva

BACHELOR STUDENT. I am one of the few MEG people from Verbania, and I love exploring the mountains around, now even looking for rotifers!
Karimullah Karimullah

Karimullah Karimullah

EXTERNAL COLLABORATOR. Coming from Pakistan and waiting in Omegna for a better life.
Edoardo Mandolini

Edoardo Mandolini

BACHELOR STUDENT. Hyperactive, curious and permanently in a hurry for any kind of sports and knowledge; not much time left for sleeping... unfortunately