Laboratorio Microbiologia Applicata (Laboratory of Applied Microbiology)

2. Where is it located (include both address and geographical location)?

Laboratorio Microbiologia Applicata, (Edificio dell'Istituto Cantonale di Microbiologia), Dipartimento Ambiente Costruzioni e Design, Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana, Via Mirasole 22A, CH-6500 Bellinzona, Switzerland

N46° 11' 53.50", E9° 1' 10.25"

3. Floor area of laboratory areas by containment level
BL 3 , 38.00 SqM
BL 2 , 185.00 SqM
Total laboratory floor area (SqM)

4. The organizational structure of each facility

(viii) Briefly describe the publication policy of the facility

Publication in open literature.

(ix) Provide a list of publicly-available papers and reports resulting from the work published during the previous 12 months. (To include authors, titles and full references)

Danza, F., Ravasi, D., Storelli, N., Roman, S., Luedin, S., Bueche, M. & Tonolla, M. (2018) Bacterial diversity in the water column of meromictic Lake Cadagno and evidence for seasonal dynamics. PLoS ONE, vol. 13 (12).

Ravasi, D., De Respinis, S. & Wahli, T. (2018) Multilocus sequence typing reveals clonality in Saprolegnia parasitica outbreaks. Journal of Fish Diseases.

Lüdin, S., Pothier, J., Danza, F., Storelli, N., Frigaard, N.-U., Wittwer, M. & Tonolla, M. (2018) Complete genome sequence of “Thiodictyon syntrophicum” sp. nov. strain Cad16T, a photolithoautotrophic purple sulfur bacterium isolated from the alpine meromictic Lake Cadagno. Standards in Genomic Sciences, vol. 13 pp.14-14.

De Marchi, R., Koss, M., Ziegler, D., De Respinis, S. & Petrini, O. (2018) Fungi in water samples of a full-scale water work. Mycological Progress, vol. 17 (4) pp.467-478.

Ravasi, D., Guidi, V., Flacio, E., Lüthy, P., Perron, K., Lüdin, S. & Tonolla, M. (2018) Investigation of temperature conditions in Swiss urban and suburban microhabitats for the overwintering suitability of diapausing Aedes albopictus eggs. Parasites & vectors, vol. 11 pp.212-212.

Lange, K., Bruder, A., Matthaei, C., Brodersen, J.& Paterson, R. (2018) Multiple-stressor effects on freshwater fish: Importance of taxonomy and life stage. Fish and Fisheries, vol. 0 (0).

Pozzoni, M., Bruder, A., Bulgheroni, M., Pera Ibarguren, S., Scapozza, C., Rioggi, S., Domenici, M. & Colombo, L. (2018) Lago Nero: monitoraggio della risposta di un ecosistema all’inquinamento atmosferico e ai cambiamenti ambientali. Bollettino della Società ticinese di Scienze naturali.

Wagner, S., Guidi, V., Torgerson, P., Mathis, A. & Schaffner, F. (2018) Diversity and seasonal abundances of mosquitoes at potential arboviral transmission sites in two different climate zones in Switzerland. Medical and Veterinary Entomology.

5. Briefly describe the biological defence work carried out at the facility, including type(s) of micro-organisms(9) and/or toxins studied, as well as outdoor studies of biological aerosols.

The Laboratory of Applied Microbiology is the Regional Competence Center South of the Alps responsible for the primary analysis of samples suspicious of a bioterror-related background.

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(9) Including viruses and prions.