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Cristiano Bertolucci

  • PhD
  • Assistant Professor
  • University of Ferrara
  • 19h-indexImpact measure calculated using publication and citation counts. Updated daily.
  • 1144CitationsNumber of citations received by Cristiano's publications. Updated daily.

Research interests

Circadian Clock

About

Date & Place of birth: June, 10 1967 Viareggio (LU), Italy Nationality: Italian Married, 2 children I am a zoologist and my research activity is focused on the study of temporal organization of physiological and behavioural processes and, in particular, on the circadian timekeeping system of vertebrates. I investigate: 1) the role of the hypothalamus in the generation and regulation of circadian and seasonal behavioural rhythms in reptiles; 2) the roles of extraretinal photoreception in circadian physiology and behaviour, particularly photic entrainment and sun compass orientation in reptiles and fish;3) the influence of environmental signals, such as light, temperature and feeding, on the central and peripheral circadian oscillators and their outputs in mammals and reptiles. In the last years I studied the evolution of the biological clock in animals adapted to extreme environmental conditions: the hypogean blind cavefish and the Antarctic krill. Using a multidisciplinary approach (from gene to behaviour) my research activity has allowed me to achieve significant results for understanding of the circadian timing system in vertebrates. During my research activity, I had the opportunity to participate to several national and international scientific networks. This networking has resulted in a set of common publications, and in some academic invitations in order to develop common research programs. Currently, my scientific accomplishments include 75 papers published in international peer-reviewed journals; I am first author (including equal contribution) in 20 papers as well as corresponding author in 11 papers, and last author in 11 papers. I am also author of 2 book chapters, 60 proceedings of national and international congresses, 8 popular books, and 1 patent. My h-index is equal to 22 and the sum of citations of my papers is equal to 1426 from Google Scholar (dated on February 27th, 2018).

Co-authors (178)

Publications (5)

  • An analysis of intrinsic and extrinsic factors affecting the activity of a nocturnal species: The wild boar

    • Brivio F
    • Grignolio S
    • Brogi R
    • et al.
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  • Functional characterization of the circadian clock in the Antarctic krill, Euphausia superba

    • Biscontin A
    • Wallach T
    • Sales G
    • et al.
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  • Relaxed selective constraints drove functional modifications in peripheral photoreception of the cavefish P. andruzzii and provide insight into the time of cave colonization

    • Calderoni L
    • Rota-Stabelli O
    • Frigato E
    • et al.
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    7Citations
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  • The opsin repertoire of the Antarctic krill Euphausia superba

    • Biscontin A
    • Frigato E
    • Sales G
    • et al.
    N/AReaders
    5Citations
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  • The weather dictates the rhythms: Alpine chamois activity is well adapted to ecological conditions

    • Brivio F
    • Bertolucci C
    • Tettamanti F
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Professional experience

Assistant Professor

University of Ferrara

June 1999 - Present

Education

Biology

Università degli Studi di Pisa - University of Pisa

November 1988 - June 1993(5 years)

PhD in Animal Biology

Università degli Studi di Bologna - University of Bologna