Samer Angelone

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Research Interests

Since 2014, I established a range of academic courses for science communication through film: “Filmmaking for Scientists”, “Filmmaking-Marathon”, “Photography for Scientists”, “Storytelling & Storyboarding Science”, “Video-Journalism for Scientists”, and “Science Event Planning & Management”. In 2017 I founded the Global Science Film Festival www.sciencefilm.ch as the first Swiss platform for science films.

As scientist I work with Kenya Wildlife Service in several projects focusing on population genetics, diseases, forensics, wildlife conservation, and human-elephant conflict.

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Education and Professional Positions

2018 - present Research Associate, Department of Evolutionary Biology & Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2014 - present Filmmaker and festival lead organizer, Science Film Academy, Switzerland
2011 - 2013 Research Associate, Department of Evolutionary Biology & Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2009 - 2011 Post-doctoral fellow, Doñana Biological Station, Spanish High Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), Seville, Spain
2009 Post-doctoral fellow, Department of Animal Production, Epidemiology & Ecology, University of Torino, Italy
2013 Postgraduate in Cinematography, Escola Superior de Cinema I Audiovisuals de Catalunya (ESCAC), Barcelona, Spain
2012 M.A. in Film Direction, Escola Superior de Cinema I Audiovisuals de Catalunya (ESCAC), Barcelona, Spain
2011 M.A. in Film Studies, Faculty of Philosophy & Art, University of Cordoba, Spain
2009 Ph.D. in Ecology, Genetics, Department of Animal & Plant Biology, and Ecology, University of Jaen, Spain
2004 M.A. in Ecosystem Management, Department of Animal & Plant Biology, and Ecology, University of Jaen, Spain
1998 B.A. in Agriculture Engineering, Agriculture Faculty, University of Aleppo, Syria

Films

Link to the trailers of my films and the behind the scenes of my workshops.

Selected Publications

  • Angelone S., Jowers MJ., Molinar Min AR., et al. (2018). Hidden MHC Genetic Diversity in the Iberian Ibex (Capra pyrenaica). BMC Genetics 19: e28. DOI: 10.1186/s12863-018-0616-9
  • Angelone S., Biebach I., Pérez JM., Soriguer RC., Granados JE. (2017). Molecular Analyses Reveal Unexpected Genetic Structure in Iberian Ibex Populations. PLoS ONE 12, no. 1: e0170827. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0170827
  • Mijele D., Iwaki T., Otiende M., Obanda V., Rossi L., Soriguer RC., Angelone S. (2016). Influence of massive and long distance migration on parasite epidemiology: Lessons from the Great Wildebeest Migration. EcoHealth 13 (4), 708-719. DOI: 10.1007/s10393-016-1156-2
  • Mutinda M., Chenge G., Gakuya F. Otiende M., Omondi P., Kasiki S., Soriguer RC., Angelone S. (2014). Detusking Fence-Breaker Elephants as an Approach in Human-Elephant Conflict Mitigation. PLoS ONE 9: e91749. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0091749
  • Angelone S. (2013). War Diseases Revealed by the Social Media: Massive Leishmaniasis Outbreak in the Syrian Spring. Parasites & Vectors 6: e94. DOI: 10.1186/1756-3305-6-94
  • Angelone S., Permunian R., Gakuya F., Mutinda M., Soriguer RC., Rossi L. (2012). Sarcoptic-Mange Detector Dogs Used to Identify Infected Animals During Outbreaks in Wildlife. BMC Veterinary Research 8, no. 110: e110. DOI: 10.1186/1746-6148-8-110
  • Angelone S., Soriguer RC., Chelomina G., Sushitskyc YP., Fickeld J. (2011). Siberian Tiger’s Recent Population Bottleneck in the Russian Far East Revealed by Microsatellite Markers. Mammalian Biology 76, no. 6: 722–26. DOI: 10.1016/j.mambio.2011.01.011