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Ecosustainable Marine Biotechnology Department

Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn - Via A. Acton, 55, 80133 Napoli - Italia

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Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Her research activity has been mainly focused on the study of marine organisms, for the identification of adaptation mechanisms to extreme environments, and for their biotechnological exploitation. In particular, the research lines are mainly focused on the exploitation of marine biodiversity (macro and micro-organisms) in order to isolate new bioactive molecules or peptides (e.g. siderophores, biosurfactants, antibiofilm, antimicrobials, antioxidants, antiproliferatives) with potential nutraceutical, cosmeceutical, pharmaceutical, or bioremediation applications.
Recently, marine organisms have been considered as promising sources of collagen. For this reason, new projects are focused on the exploitation of the underused marine raw materials, such as by-catches (including invasive species) and fish by-products to develop a sustainable and efficient process for the extraction of collagen and its hydrolysates, with a reduced impact on the environment.

Selected Publications

Coppola D, Lauritano C, Zazo G, Nuzzo G, Fontana A, Ianora A, Costantini M, Verde C, Giordano D (2023). Biodiversity of UV-Resistant Bacteria in Antarctic Aquatic Environments. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 11, 968. doi:10.3390/jmse11050968

Coppola D*, Buonocore C, Palisse M, Tedesco P, de Pascale P (2023). Exploring oceans for curative compounds: potential new antimicrobial and anti-virulence molecules against Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Marine Drugs 21, 9. doi: 10.3390/md21010009

Ausuri J, Dell’Anno F, Vitale GA, Palma Esposito F, Funari V, Franci G, Galdiero M, Della Sala G, Tedesco P, Coppola D*, de Pascale D (2022). Bioremediation of Multiple Heavy Metals Mediated by Antarctic Marine Isolated Dietzia psychralcaliphila JI1D. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 10, 1669. doi:10.3390/jmse10111669

Della Sala G, Coppola D, Virgili R, Vitale GA, Tanduo V, Teta R, Crocetta F, de Pascale D (2022). Untargeted metabolomics yields insights into the lipidome of Botrylloides niger Herdman, 1886, an ascidian invading the Mediterranean Sea. Frontiers in Marine Science, 9, 865751. doi:10.3389/fmars.2022.865751

Palma Esposito F, Giugliano R, Della Sala G, Vitale GA, Buonocore C, Ausuri J, Galasso C, Coppola D, Franci G, Galdiero M, de Pascale D (2021). Combining OSMAC Approach and Untargeted Metabolomics for the Identification of New Glycolipids with Potent Antiviral Activity Produced by a Marine Rhodococcus. International Journal of Molecular Science, 22, 9055. doi: 10.3390/ijms22169055

Riccio G, Nuzzo G, Zazo G, Coppola D, Senese G, Romano L, Costantini M, Ruocco N, Bertolino M, Fontana A, Ianora A, Verde C, Giordano D, Lauritano C (2021). Bioactivity Screening of Antarctic Sponges Reveals Anticancer Activity and Potential Cell Death via Ferroptosis by Mycalols. Marine Drugs, 19, 459. doi: 10.3390/md19080459

Ausuri J, Vitale GA, Coppola D, Palma Esposito F, Buonocore C, de Pascale D (2021). Assessment of the Degradation Potential and Genomic Insights towards Phenanthrene by Dietzia psychralcaliphila JI1D. Microorganisms, 9, 1327. doi: 10.3390/microorganisms9061327

Ruocco N, Esposito R, Bertolino M, Zazo G, Sonnessa M, Andreani F, Coppola D, Giordano D, Nuzzo G, Lauritano C, Fontana A, Ianora A, Verde C, Costantini M (2021). A metataxonomic approach reveals diversified bacterial communities in antarctic sponges. Marine Drugs, 19, 173. doi: 10.3390/md19030173

Coppola D, Lauritano C, Palma Esposito F, Riccio G, Rizzo C, de Pascale D (2021). Fish waste: from problem to valuable resource. Marine Drugs, 19, 116. doi: 10.3390/md19020116

Coppola D, Oliviero M, Vitale GA, Lauritano C, D’Ambra I, Iannace S, de Pascale D (2020). Marine collagen from alternative and sustainable sources: extraction, processing and applications. Marine Drugs, 18, 214. doi: 10.3390/md18040214

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