Résumé

Education

2007: PhD degree, Behavioural Biology, Open University, London, UK

2000: MSc degree, Natural Sciences, Federico II University of Naples, Naples, Italy

1992: High school diploma in Foreign Languages, Liceo Linguistico Internazionale, Naples, Italy

Professional experiences

2014-present: Freelance editor and translator as The Smart Octopus

2014: Fixed-term contract as translator, IBlinkings Translations and Interpreting Agency, Bologna, Italy

2008-2011: Term contract as Scientific Office Assistant and Project Administrator, Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine (TIGEM), Naples, Italy
Main tasks: i) assistance in the preparation of research grant proposals, ii) collation of reports, management and updating of websites for EU-funded projects, iii) reviewing of scientific papers to be submitted for publication in peer-reviewed journals, iv) science dissemination (i.e. TIGEM Annual Brochure, TIGEM website), v) support activities for the education and training of students (i.e. TIGEM Students Handbook, Logbook, updating of students files, coordination of course activities, and assistance to students with clerical help).

2008-2009: Term contract within the project “Internationalization of Graduants and Graduate Students”, International House, Federico II University of Naples, Naples, Italy
Main tasks: i) translation, critical revision and proofreading of scientific articles and administrative documents, ii) filing of administrative data.

2006-2007: Term contract, Fondazione Biogem, Ariano Irpino, Avellino, Italy
Main tasks: i) translation, critical revision and proofreading of administrative documents or material for science dissemination (i.e. Biogem Annual Brochure), ii) reviewing of scientific papers to be submitted for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

2000-2004: Fellowship, joint PhD programme Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn (Naples, Italy) – Open University (London, UK)

Publications

1. Borrelli, L., Fiorito, G. A standardized experimental battery to measure Octopus vulgaris‘ behavioural traits and learning capabilities. Invertebrate Neuroscience, in preparation.

2. Tricarico, E., Borrelli, L., Gherardi, F., Fiorito, G (2011). I know my neighbour: individual recognition in Octopus vulgaris. PloS ONE, 6(4): 1-9.

3. Borrelli, L., Fiorito, G. (2008). Behavioral Analysis of Learning and Memory in: Cephalopods. In: Learning and Memory: a Comprehensive Reference (ed. J. Byrne); vol. 1: Learning Theory and Behavior (volume ed. R. Menzel), pp. 605-627. Elsevier, UK.

4. Borrelli, L. (2007). Testing the contribution of relative brain size and learning capabilities on the evolution of Octopus vulgaris and other cephalopods. PhD Thesis. Open University.

5. Barbato, M., Bernard, M., Borrelli, L., Fiorito, G. (2007). Body patterns in cephalopods. “Polyphenism” as a way of information exchange. Pattern Recognition Letters, 28(14): 1854-1864.

6. Borrelli, L., Gherardi, F., Fiorito, G. (2006). A Catalogue of Body Patterning in Cephalopoda. Firenze: Firenze University Press.

7. Borrelli, L. (2000). Effetti della punizione sull’apprendimento e la ritenzione di compiti di discriminazione visiva simultanea nel polpo Octopus vulgaris (Mollusca, Cephalopoda). MSc Thesis. Federico II University of Naples.