Relazione Attività Ricerca Tirocinio e Tesi: Biodiversity through the Lens of Single-cell Genomics.
Vincenzo Petrillo M74000113 – Corso di Laurea Magistrale in “Biology and Ecology of The Marine Environment and Sustainable Use of Marine Resources”
With the aim of forming students and guiding them turning into scientists, Research Apprenticeships are run since decades at Friday Harbor Laboratories UW. I’ve been able to attend “The Marine Biodiversity Through The Lens of Single-Cell Genomics”, a full-time apprenticeship, thanks to Professor Leonid Moroz (University of Florida) and its collaboration with Professor Anna Di Cosmo (University of Naples Federico II). Throughout the course I’ve learnt concepts, skills and techniques for research at the intersection of marine biodiversity and functional genomics, integrating perfectly for the activities I’m conducting in Di Cosmo’s lab at the Department of Biology in Naples as part of my Master’s Degree work of Thesis. During my stay at FHL (March 27th – June 10th) I was engaged almost 24/7 with the course activities, I went through a phase of getting acquainted with the study of marine invertebrates in a practical way followed by a phase of setting and working on a personal project. I’ve been sharing the course with other 15 students and contributed to some of their personal and team projects.