Dott.ssa Francesca Romana Dani

Sede di Firenze

Curriculum Vitae


Pubblicazioni scientifiche

1. Iovinella, I., Caputo, B., Michelucci, E., Dani, F.R., della Torre, A. (2015). Candidate biomarkers for mosquito age–grading identified by label–free quantitative analysis of protein expression in Aedes albopictus females Journal of Proteomics, 128, pp. 272–279.

2. Nehring, V., Dani, F.R., Turillazzi, S., Boomsma, J.J., d’Ettorre, P. (2015). Integration strategies of a leaf–cutting ant social parasite. Animal Behaviour, 108, pp. 55–65.

3. Pradella, D., Martin, S.J., Dani, F.R. (2015). Using errors by guard honeybees (Apis mellifera) to gain new insights into nestmate recognition signals. Chemical Senses, 40 (9), pp. 649–653.

4. Pelosi, P., Iovinella, I., Felicioli, A., Dani, F.R. (2014). Soluble proteins of chemical communication: An overview across arthropods. Frontiers in Physiology, 5 AUG, art. no. Article 320.

5. G. Mastrobuoni , H. Qiao, I. Iovinella, S. Sagona, A. Niccolini, F. Boscaro,, B. Caputo, M R. Orejuela, A. della Torre, S. Kempa, A. Felicioli, P.Pelosi, G. Moneti, F. R. Dani (2013). A Proteomic Investigation of Soluble Olfactory Proteins in Anopheles gambiae. PLOS one November 2013 | Volume 8 | Issue 11 | e75162

6. X.H. Zhou, L.P. Ban, I. Iovinella, L.J. Zhao, Q. Gao, A. Felicioli, S. Sagona, G. Pieraccini, P. Pelosi, L. Zhang, F. R. Dani (2012). Diversity, abundance and sex–specific expression of chemosensory proteins in the reproductive organs of the locust Locusta migratoria manilensis.. BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY, 394(1):43–54., ISSN: 1431–6730, doi: 10.1515/hsz–2012–0114.

7. Dani FR, Michelucci E, Francese S, Mastrobuoni G, Cappellozza S, La Marca G, Niccolini A, Felicioli A, Moneti G, Pelosi P. (2011). Odorant–binding proteins and chemosensory proteins in pheromone detection and release in the silkmoth Bombyx mori.. CHEMICAL SENSES, vol. 36, p. 335–344, ISSN: 0379–864X

8. Molin L, Seraglia R, Dani FR, Moneti G, Traldi P (2011). The double nature of 1,5–diaminonaphthalene as matrix–assisted laser desorption/ionization matrix: some experimental evidence of the protonation and reduction mechanisms. RAPID COMMUNICATIONS IN MASS SPECTROMETRY, vol. 25, p. 3091–3096, ISSN: 0951–4198

9. Qiao H, He X, Schymura D, Ban L, Field L, Dani FR, Michelucci E, Caputo B, della Torre A, Iatrou K, Zhou JJ, Krieger J, Pelosi P (2011). Cooperative interactions between odorant–binding proteins of Anopheles gambiae. CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR LIFE SCIENCES, vol. 68, p. 1799–1813, ISSN: 1420–9071

10. IOVINELLA I., FELICIOLI A., NICCOLINI A., DANI F.R., MICHELUCCI E., TURILLAZZI S., PELOSI P. (2011). Odorant–Binding Proteins in the mandibular glands of the honeybee as putative carriers of semiochemicals.. JOURNAL OF PROTEOME RESEARCH, vol. 10(8), p. 3439–3449, ISSN: 1535–3893

11. S. Donnini, S. Francese, F. Boscaro, F.R. Dani, F. Maset, R. Frasson, M. Palmieri, M. Pazzagli, E. Garaci, V. De Filippis, M. Ziche (2011). A novel protein from the serum of Python sebae, structurally homologous with type– phospholipase A(2) inhibitor, displays antitumour activity. BIOCHEMICAL JOURNAL, vol. 440, p. 251–262, ISSN: 0264–6021, doi: 10.1042/BJ20100739

12. Dani FR, Iovinella I, Felicioli A, Niccolini A, Calvello MA, Carucci MG, Qiao H, Pieraccini G, Turillazzi S, Moneti G, Pelosi P (2010). Mapping the expression of soluble olfactory proteins in the honeybee. JOURNAL OF PROTEOME RESEARCH, vol. 9, p. 1822–1833, ISSN: 1535–3893, doi: 10.1021/pr900969k

13. L. DAPPORTO, C. BRUSCHINI, R. CERVO, F.R. DANI, D.E. JACKSON, S. TURILLAZZI (2010). Timing matters when assessing dominance and chemical signatures in the paper wasp polistes dominulus. BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY AND SOCIOBIOLOGY, vol. 64, p. 1363–1365, ISSN: 0340–5443, doi: 10.1007/s00265–010–0984–2

14. MASSOLO A, DANI F, N. BELLA (2009). Sexual and individual cues in the peri–anal gland secretum in crested porcupines Hystrix cristata. MAMMALIAN BIOLOGY, vol. 74, p. 488–496, ISSN: 1616–5047

15. C. Cotoneschi, F. R. Dani, R. Cervo, C. Scala, J.E. Strassmann, D.C. Queller, S. Turillazzi (2009). Polistes dominulus (Hymenoptera, Vespidae) larvae show different cuticular patterns according to their sex: workers seem not use this chemical information. CHEMICAL SENSES, vol. 34, p. 195–202, ISSN: 0379–864X, doi: 10.1093/chemse/bjn79

16. Francese S, Dani FR, Traldi P, Mastrobuoni G, Pieraccini G, Moneti G (2009). MALDI mass spectrometry imaging, from its origins up to today: the state of the art. COMBINATORIAL CHEMISTRY & HIGH THROUGHPUT SCREENING, vol. 12, p. 156–174, ISSN: 1386–2073

17. la Marca G, Malvagia S, Filippi L, Fiorini P, Innocenti M, Luceri F, Pieraccini G, Moneti G, Francese S, Dani FR, Guerrini R. (2008). Rapid assay of topiramate in dried blood spots by a new liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometric method.. JOURNAL OF PHARMACEUTICAL AND BIOMEDICAL ANALYSIS, vol. 48(5), p. 1392–1396, ISSN: 0731–7085

18. R. CERVO, DANI F.R, COTONESCHI C, SCALA C, LOTTI I, STRASSMANN J.E, QUELLER D.C, AND TURILLAZZI S (2008). " Why are larvae of social parasite wasp Polistes sulcifer not removed from the host nest?". BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY AND SOCIOBIOLOGY, vol. 62 (8), p. 1319–1331, ISSN: 0340– 5443

19. F.R. Dani, S. Francese, G. Mastrobuoni, A. Felicioli, B. Caputo, F. Simard, G. Pieraccini, G. Moneti, M. Coluzzi, A. della Torre, S. Turillazzi (2008). Exploring proteins in Anopheles gambiae male and female antennae through MALDI mass spectrometry profiling. PLOS ONE, vol. 3(7): e 2822, 2008, ISSN: 1932–6203

20. C. BRUSCHINI, R. CERVO, F.R. DANI, S. TURILLAZZI (2007). Can venom volatiles be a taxonomic tool for Polistes wasps (Hymenoptera, Vespidae). JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGICAL SYSTEMATICS AND EVOLUTIONARY RESEARCH, vol. 45 (3), p. 202–205, ISSN: 0947–5745

21. COTONESCHI C, DANI F.R, R. CERVO, SLEDGE M.F, TURILLAZZI S (2007). Polistes dominulus (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) larvae have their own chemical signatures. JOURNAL OF INSECT PHYSIOLOGY, vol. 53 (9), p. 954–963, ISSN: 0022–1910

22. LAMBARDI D, FR DANI, S. TURILLAZZI, JJ BOOMSMA (2007). Chemical mimicry in an incipient leaf–cutting ant social parasite. BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY AND SOCIOBIOLOGY, vol. 61, p. 843–851, ISSN: 0340–5443

23. DAPPORTO L, SANTINI A, DANI F.R., S. TURILLAZZI (2007). Workers of a Polistes Paper Wasp Detect the Presence of Their Queen by Chemical Cues. CHEMICAL SENSES, vol. 32, p. 795–802, ISSN: 0379–864X


25. DAPPORTO L, DANI F.R, S. TURILLAZZI (2007). Social dominance molds cuticular and egg chemical blends in a paper wasp. CURRENT BIOLOGY, vol. 17, p. 502–503, ISSN: 0960–9822

26. TURILLAZZI S, DAPPORTO L, PANSOLLI C, BOULAY R, DANI F.R, PIERACCINI G, G. MONETI (2006). Habitually used hibernation sites of paper wasps are marked with venom and cuticular peptides. CURRENT BIOLOGY, vol. 16, p. R530–R531, ISSN: 0960–9822, doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2006.06.050

27. D’Innocenzo B, Salzano AM, D’Ambrosio C, Gazzano A, Niccolini A, Sorce C, Dani FR, Scaloni A, Pelosi P (2006). Secretory proteins as potential semiochemical carriers in the horse. BIOCHEMISTRY, vol. 52, p. 13418–13428, ISSN: 0006–2960

28. TURILLAZZI S, MASTROBUONI G, DANI F, MONETI G, PIERACCINI G, LA MARCA G, BARTOLUCCI G, PERITO B, LAMBARDI D, CAVALLINI V, DAPPORTO L (2006). Dominulin A and B: Two New Antibacterial Peptides Identified on the Cuticle and in the Venom of the Social Paper Wasp Polistes dominulus Using MALDI–TOF, MALDI–TOF/TOF, and ESI–Ion Trap. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR MASS SPECTROMETRY, vol. 17, p. 376–383, ISSN: 1044–0305

29. Dani FR (2006). Cuticular lipids as semiochemicals in paper wasps and other social insects. ANNALES ZOOLOGICI FENNICI, vol. 43, p. 500–514, ISSN: 0003–455X

30. BRUSCHINI C, F. R. DANI, G. PIERACCINI, F. GUARNA, S. TURILLAZZI (2006). Volatiles from the venom of five species of paper wasps (Polistes dominulus, P. gallicus, P. nimphus, P. sulcifer and P. olivaceus). TOXICON, vol. 47, p. 812–825, ISSN: 0041–0101

31. DANI F.R., G.R. JONES, S.CORSI, R. BEARD, D. PRADELLA, S. TURILLAZZI (2005). Nestmate Recognition Cues in the Honey Bee: Differential Importance of Cuticular Alkanes and Alkenes. CHEMICAL SENSES, vol. 30, p. 1–13, ISSN: 0379–864X

32. CALVELLO M., BRANDAZZA A., NAVARRINI A., DANI F.R., S. TURILLAZZI, FELICIOLI A., PELOSI P. (2005). Expression of Odorant–binding Proteins and Chemosensory Proteins in some Hymenoptera. INSECT BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, vol. 35, p. 297–307, ISSN: 0965–1748

33. CAPUTO B., FR. DANI, G.L. HORNE, V.PETRARCA, S. TURILLAZZI, M.COLUZZI, A.A. PRIESTMAN, A. DELLA TORRE (2005). Identification and composition of Cuticular Hydrocarbons of the major Afrotropical malaria vector Anopheles gambiae s.s. (Diptera: Culicidae) and analysis of sexual dimorphism and age– related changes.. JOURNAL OF MASS SPECTROMETRY, vol. 40, p. 1595–1604, ISSN: 1076–5174

34. S. TURILLAZZI, SLEDGE M.F., DAPPORTO L., LANDI M., FANELLI D., FONDELLI L., ZANETTI P., DANI F.R. (2004). Epicuticular lipids and fertility in primitively social wasps (Hymenoptera Stenogastarinae). PHYSIOLOGICAL ENTOMOLOGY, vol. 29, p. 464–471, ISSN: 0307–6962

35. DANI FR, FOSTER KR, ZACCHI F, SEPPA P, MASSOLO A, CARELLI A, AREVALO E, QUELLER DC, STRASSMANN J, S. TURILLAZZI (2004). Can cuticular lipids provide sufficient information for within colony nepotism in wasps?. PROCEEDINGS – ROYAL SOCIETY. BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, vol. 271, p. 745–753, ISSN: 0962–8452

36. FORTUNATO A., F.R. DANI, M.F. SLEDGE, S. TURILLAZZI (2004). Alarm communication in Ropalidia social wasps. INSECTES SOCIAUX, vol. 51, p. 299–305, ISSN: 0020–1812

37. DANI F.R., CORSI S., PRADELLA D., JONES G.R., TURILLAZZI S. (2004). GC–MS analysis of the epicuticle lipids of Apis mellifera reared in central Italy. . INSECT SOCIAL LIFE, vol. 5, p. 103–109, ISSN: 1826– 2635

38. PALATINI L.B., SBRENNA G., MICCIARELLI SBRENNA A., BOSCARO F., DANI F.R., TURILLAZZI S. (2004). Mandibular glands of Bombus terrestris (L.) (Hymenoptera, Apidae). . INSECT SOCIAL LIFE, vol. 5, p. 125–129, ISSN: 1826–2635

39. CALVELLO, M, GUERRA, N, BRANDAZZA, A, DAMBROSIO, C.D, SCALONI A, DANI F, TURILLAZZI, S. AND PELOSI, P (2003). Soluble proteins of chemical commnication in the social wasp Polistes dominulus. CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR LIFE SCIENCES, vol. 60, p. 1933–1943, ISSN: 1420–682X

40. CERVO R., DANI FR, ZANETTI P., MASSOLO A., S. TURILLAZZI (2002). Chemical nestmate recognition in a stenogastrine wasp, Liostenogaster flavolineata (Hymenoptera Vespidae). ETHOLOGY ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION, vol. 14, p. 351–363, ISSN: 0394–9370

41. Gokcen OA, Morgan ED, Dani FR, Agosti D, Wehner R (2002). Dufour gland contents of ants of the Cataglyphis bicolor group. JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ECOLOGY, vol. 28, p. 71–87, ISSN: 0098–0331

42. ZANETTI P., DANI F.R., DESTRI S., FANELLI D., MAZZOLO A., G. MONETI, PIERACCINI G., TURILLAZZI S. (2001). Nestmate recognition in "Parischnogaster striatula" (Hymentoptera Stenogastrinae), visual and olfactory recognition cues. JOURNAL OF INSECT PHYSIOLOGY, vol. 47, p. 1013–1020, ISSN: 0022– 1910

43. Sledge MF, Dani FR, Cervo R, Dapporto L, Turillazzi S (2001). Recognition of social parasites as nest– mates: adoption of colony–specific host cuticular odours by the paper wasp parasite Polistes sulcifer. PROCEEDINGS – ROYAL SOCIETY. BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, vol. 268, p. 2253–2260, ISSN: 1471–2954

44. Clarke SR, Dani FR, Jones GR, Morgan ED, Schmidt JO (2001). (Z)–3–Hexenyl (R)–3–hydroxybutanoate: A male specific compound in three North American decorator wasps Eucerceris rubripes, E. conata and E. tricolor . JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ECOLOGY, vol. 27, p. 1437–1447, ISSN: 0098–0331

45. Dani FR, Jones GR, Destri S, Spencer SH, Turillazzi S (2001). Deciphering the recognition signature within the cuticular chemical profile of paper wasps. ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR, vol. 62, p. 165–171, ISSN: 0003–3472

46. TURILLAZZI S., SLEDGE M.F., DANI F.R., R. CERVO, MASSOLO A., FONDELLI L. (2000). Social hackers: integration in the host chemical recognition system by a paper was social parasite.. NATURWISSENSCHAFTEN, vol. 87, p. 172–176, ISSN: 0028–1042

47. Schmidt JO, Dani FR, Jones GR, Morgan ED (2000). Chemistry, ontogeny, and role of pygidial gland secretions of the vinegaroon Mastigoproctus giganteus (Arachnida : Uropygi). JOURNAL OF INSECT PHYSIOLOGY, vol. 46, p. 443–450, ISSN: 0022–1910

48. DANI F.R., JEANNE R.L., CLARKE S.R., JONES G.R., FRANCKE W., MORGAN E.D., TURILLAZZI S. (2000). Chemical characterisation of the alarm pheromone in the venom of Polybia occidentalis and of the volatiles from the venom of Polybia sericea (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Epiponinii). PHYSIOLOGICAL ENTOMOLOGY, vol. 25, p. 363–369, ISSN: 0307–6962

49. SLEDGE M., DANI F.R., FORTUNATO A., MASCHWITZ U., CLARKE S.R., FRANCESCATO E., HASHIM R., MORGAN E.D., JONES G.R., TURILLAZZI S. (1999). Venom induces alarm behaviour in the social wasp Polybioides raphigastra(Hymenoptera: Vespidae): an investigation of alarm behaviour, venom volatiles, and sting anatomy. . PHYSIOLOGICAL ENTOMOLOGY, vol. 24, p. 234 –239, ISSN: 0307–6962

50. CLARKE S.R., DANI F.R., JONES G.R., MORGAN E.D., TURILLAZZI S. (1999). Chemical analysis of the swarming trail pheromone of the social wasp Polybia sericea (Hymenoptera: Vespidae).. JOURNAL OF INSECT PHYSIOLOGY, vol. 45, p. 877–883, ISSN: 0022–1910

51. Dani F.R., Morgan E.D., Jones G.R., Turillazzi S., Cervo R., Francke W. (1998). Species–specific volatile substances in venom sac of hover wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Stenogastrinae). JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ECOLOGY, vol. 24, p. 1091–1104, ISSN: 0098–0331

52. MAILE R., DANI F.R., JONES G., MORGAN E.D., ORTIUS D. (1998). Sampling techniques for gas chromatographic–mass spectrometric analysis of long–chain fatty acids from insect exocrine glands. JOURNAL OF CHROMATOGRAPHY A, p. 169–175, ISSN: 0021–9673

53. TURILLAZZI S., R. CERVO, DANI F.R. (1997). Intra and inter–specific relationships in a cluster of stenogastrinae wasp colonies (hymenoptera, Vespidae). ETHOLOGY ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION, vol. 9, p. 385–395, ISSN: 0394–9370

54. Schmidt JO, Morgan ED, Oldham NJ, DoNascimento RR, Dani FR (1997). (Z)–11–eicosen–1–ol, a major component of Apis cerana venom . JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ECOLOGY, vol. 23, p. 1929–1939, ISSN: 0098–0331

55. G. Moneti, G. Pieraccini, F.R. Dani, S. Turillazzi, D. Favretto, P. Traldi (1997). Ion–molecule reactions of ionic species from acetonitrile with unsaturated hydrocarbons for the identification of the double bond position using an ion trap. JOURNAL OF MASS SPECTROMETRY, vol. 32, p. 1371–1373, ISSN: 1076–5174

56. Moneti G, Dani FR, Pieraccini G, Turillazzi S (1997). Solid–phase microextraction of insect epicuticular hydrocarbons for gas chromatographic mass spectrometric analysis. RAPID COMMUNICATIONS IN MASS SPECTROMETRY, vol. 11, p. 857–862, ISSN: 0951–4198

57. R. CERVO, DANI F.R., TURILLAZZI S. (1996). Nestmate recognition in three species of stenogastrine wasps (Hymenoptera, Vespidae). BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY AND SOCIOBIOLOGY, vol. 39, p. 311–316, ISSN: 0340–5443

58. F.R.Dani, S.Fratini, S.Turillazzi (1996). Behavioural evidence for the involvement of Dufour’s Gland secretion in nestmate recognition in the social wasp Polistes dominulus (Hymenoptera: Vespidea). BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY AND SOCIOBIOLOGY, vol. 38, p. 311–319, ISSN: 0340–5443, doi: 10.1007/s002650050247

59. S. Fratini, F. R. Dani, S. Turillazzi (1996). Preliminary study on size differences in Dufour’s gland of Gland of Polistes dominulus (Christ) related to caste, season and type of founding (Hymenoptera, Vespidae).. INSECT SOCIAL LIFE, vol. 1, p. 95–100, ISSN: 1826–2635

60. R. Cervo, F.R. Dani (1996). Social parasitism and its evolution in Polistes. . In: M.J. West Eberhard & S. Turillazzi . Natural history and evolution of the paper–wasp. p. 98–112, Oxford:Oxford University

61. DANI F.R., TURILLAZZI S., MORGAN E.D. (1996). Dufour gland secretion of Polistes wasps: chemical composition and possible involvement in nestmate recognition (Hymenoptera: Vespidae). J. Ins. Physiol. 42: 541–548. JOURNAL OF INSECT PHYSIOLOGY, vol. 42, p. 541–548, ISSN: 0022–1910

62. DANI F.R., CANNONI S., TURILLAZZI S., MORGAN E.D (1996). Ant repellent effect of the sternal gland secretion of Polistes dominulus (Christ) and P. sulcifer (Zimmermann)(Hymenoptera: Vespidae). . JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ECOLOGY, vol. 22, p. 37–48, ISSN: 0098–0331

63. G. Moneti, G. Pieraccini, F.R. Dani, S. Catinella, P. Traldi (1996). Acetonitrile as an effective reactant species for positive chemical ionization of hydrocarbons by ion–trap mass spectrometry. RAPID COMMUNICATIONS IN MASS SPECTROMETRY, vol. 10, p. 167–170, ISSN: 0951–4198

64. DANI, F.R., MORGAN, E.D. and TURILLAZZI, S. (1995). Chemical analysis of the sternal glands secretion of the paper wasp Polistes dominulus (Christ) and of its social parasite Polistes sulcifer (Zimmermann)(Hymenoptera: Vespidae). JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ECOLOGY, vol. 21, p. 1709–1718, ISSN: 0098–0331

65. DANI F.R. (1994). Caste size differences in Polistes gallicus (L.) (Hymenoptera Vespidae). ETHOLOGY ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION, vol. 3, p. 67–73, ISSN: 0394–9370

66. DANI F.R., R. CERVO, TURILLAZZI S. (1992). Abdomen stroking behaviour and its possible functions in Polistes dominulus. BEHAVIOURAL PROCESSES, vol. 28, p. 51–58, ISSN: 0376–6357

67. DANI F.R., R. CERVO (1992). Reproductive strategies following nest loss in Polistes gallicus. ETHOLOGY ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION, vol. 2 (Special issue), p. 49–53, ISSN: 0394–9370

68. R. CERVO, DANI F.R., TURILLAZZI S. (1992). Preliminary note on Polistes atrimandibularis, social parasite of Polistes gallicus (Hymenoptera, Vespidae). ETHOLOGY ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION, vol. 2 (Special Issue), p. 47–48, ISSN: 0394–9370

69. Dani F.R., Cervo R., Turillazzi S. (1992). Preliminary observations on abdominal stroking behaviour in Polistes dominulus (Christ) (Hymenoptera, Vespidae). In: Billen. Biology and Evolution of Social Insects. p. 281–285, LEUVEN:Leuven University Press



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Progetto Europeo European Network for Advanced Research on Olfaction for Malaria Transmitting Insect Control (ENAROMATIC) FP7/2007–2013,Grant Agreement No. FP7–222927

Progetto COFIN 2006 "Identificazione e analisi dell’espressione delle proteine coinvolte nella comunicazione chimica in tre insetti modello tramite tecniche innovative di spettrometria di massa (De novo sequencing, Top–down sequencing e Imaging Mass Spectrometry)" Link 52738

Progetto COFIN 2005 "Analisi genetica e molecolare di taxa e popolazioni di Anopheles gambiae (Diptera, Culicidae) per la valutazione di paramentri genetici, fisiologici e comportamentali rilevanti nell’epidemiologia e nel controllo della malaria umana in zona Afro tropicale, con particolare riferimento allo studio dei lipidi epicuticulari" Link 68252

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Progetto A.M.A. (Ape, Miele e Ambiente) finanziato dal Ministero delle politiche agricole e forestali (anno 2000)

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Ricerca Keele University 04/1996 10/1997

1996–Borsa di mobilità del CNR

1996–Borsa di studio postdottorato Marie Curie del programma EU TMR (Training and Mobility of Researchers; numero di contratto ERBFMBICT950341)


DANI, F.R. and TURILLAZZI, S. La comunicazione Chimica nelle vespe sociali. Accademia dei Lincei. Roma: 26/06/1996.

DANI, F.R. La comunicazione chimica negli insetti, dall’identificazione delle sostanze semiochimiche alla proteomica della percezione olfattiva. Bologna, 5–8 Settembre 2011.


DANI, F.R., Epicuticular lipids and recognition in social wasps. Meeting of the European Sections of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects. Berlin (Germany). 25–29/09/2001.

DANI, F.R. Cuticular lipids as semiochemicals in Polistes wasps. Meeting "Polistes paper wasps: the emergence of a model genus Workshop" Tufts University European Center in Talloires (France) 28/04–02/05/2005.

DANI, F.R. Cuticular lipids as semiochemicals in social wasps. International workshop on Semiochemical research in Latin America: a multidisciplinary endeavour requiring collaborating scientists. Santiago, Chile, 5–9/09/2005.

DANI, F.R. Chemical communication in Polistes paper wasps, a primitively eusocial genus. 23rd annual meeting of the International Society of Chemical Ecology. Jena, Germany, 22–26/07/07.


DANI, F.R. Chemical communication in social wasps. Seminario tenuto al ’Centre for Applied Entomology and Parasitology of Keele University’ (U.K.). 05/11/1996.

DANI, F.R. New apects of nestmate recognition in social wasps. Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. Rice University. Houston, Texas. 30/06/1997.

DANI, F.R. From wasp Cuticular Hydrocarbons to mosquitoes Pheromone Binding Proteins; a journey through insect semiochemistry. Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Parigi, 15/08/2007


Aprile 1990– Laurea in Scienze Naturali (110/110 e Lode) presso la Facoltà di Sc. Mat. Fis. Chim. e Nat. dell’Università di Firenze

Anni accademici 1991/92–1993/94 Dottorato di Ricerca in Biologia Animale (Etologia) presso il Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e Genetica dell’Università di Firenze

Aprile 1996–ottobre 1997 Borsa di studio postdottorato Marie Curie del programma EU TMR (Training and Mobility of Researchers), svolta presso Dipartimento di Chimica dell’Università di Keele (UK)

2001– abilitazione all’insegnamento delle Scienze Naturali, Chimica, Geografia e Microbiologia nelle Scuole Medie Superiori

2014– abilitazione all’insegnamento Universitario come Professore di Seconda Fascia 05/E1 Biochimica generale e Chimica Clinica

2014– abilitazione all’insegnamento Universitario come Professore di Seconda Fascia 05/B1 Zoologia e Antropologia


Anni accademici 2006/2007 e 2007/2008 Professore a Contratto presso la Facoltà di Psicologia dell’Università di Firenze, Corso di Laurea in Psicologia Clinica, Corso di Biologia Generale (9 CFU)

Anno accademico 2006/2007 Professore a Contratto presso la Facoltà di Scienze della Formazione dell’Università di Firenze. Corso di Biologia ed Ecologia Umana (6 CFU)

Anno accademico 2009/2010 e 2011/2012 Lezioni sull’identificazione di Proteine tramite Spettrometria di Massa nel corso "Tecniche in biotecnologie" nel corso di laurea in Biotecnologie.

Novembre 2009 Lezione nel International PHD course , from solitary to superorganism: the evolution of insect societies.Impruneta, Florence, 1 6 november 2009

Anno accademico 2010/2011 Professore a contratto corso in Citologia e Istologia, Corso di Laurea in sc. Biologiche, Facoltà di Sc. Mat.Fis.Nat, (6 CFU)

2014– abilitazione all’insegnamento Universitario come Professore di Seconda Fascia 05/E1 Biochimica generale e Chimica Clinica

2014– abilitazione all’insegnamento Universitario come Professore di Seconda Fascia 05/B1 Zoologia e Antropologia

Dall’ Anno accademico 2013/2014 Cotitolare corso in Biologia Generale e Zoologia I, Corso di Laurea in sc. Naturali, Scuola di Sc. Mat.Fis.Nat, (4 CFU)

Dall’ Anno accademico 2014/2015 titolare corso in Zoologia Generale, Corso di Laurea in sc. Faunistiche, Scuola di Agraria (6 CFU)