Andrea Garvetto

Andrea Garvetto has been appointed PhD researcher to Project 3 “Do phytoplankton parasites affect marine water quality?”; focusing on the role of eukaryotic parasites of diatoms and the molecular basis underpinning diatom/parasite warfare. This project, based at SAMS, is supervised by Dr Claire Gachon (SAMS) and Dr. Eileen Bresnan (Marine Scotland). Originally from Italy,  Andrea completed his Bsc. in Natural Sciences in 2012 at the University of Turin (UniTO) with a dissertation on “Calcium signalling during the Arbuscular Mycorrhizal colonization of the root of Daucus carota” . In September 2014  he obtained a MSc. degree in Organisms’ Biology and Ecology at the Free University of Brussels (ULB). The title of his thesis was ‘Effects of heavy metals contamination on the transitory bacterial community of two keystone species of the Mediterranean coastal habitat: the sea urchins Paracentrotus lividus ((Echinoidea, Parechinidae) and Arbacia lixula (Echinoidea, Arbaciidae)’.  Andrea started is PhD project in July 2015.


Andrea can be contacted at:

Andrea Garvetto
T: +44 (0) 1631 559000
SAMS, Scottish Marine Institute
Oban, Argyll PA37 1QA, UK


Here is a short video introduction to Andrea’s work as part of the ALFF project: