University of Bologna Vice Rector for International Relations
Full Professor in the Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences has graduated in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Bologna, with 110 votes out of 110 in 1996. In 2000 she received the title of Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology and Control of Zoonoses. In 1997 she completed a period of training abroad at the Moredun Research Institute, Edinburgh-Scotland, in 1999 and 2005 at the Virus Research Unit, Department of Microbiology, Otago University, Dunedin-New Zealand, in 2003 at the Rega Instituut, Virologie en chemoterapie Unit, Leuven-Belgium, and in 2004 at the Imperial College of London.
Since 1998, she has joined as a researcher at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Bologna. She has teaching assignments such as: Veterinary Virology (Curriculum Veterinary Medicine), practical training on large animals transmissible diseases and Biomolecular Methods Applied to communicable diseases (Curriculum Animal Biotechnologies). She has held teaching activities as part of undergraduate courses and postgraduate degree. She was a member of PhD evaluation commissions at the College of Veterinary Medicine (Edimburgh, UK), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Universiteit (Gent, Belgium), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (Pretoria, South Africa).
She is involved as coordinator in research projects related to the pathology and control of infectious diseases in animals in collaboration with different national and international research centers. In 2009 she joined the Ministry of University and Research (MIUR) working group on technological districts, technological platforms and infrastructures and in 2013 she was a member of the MIUR commission on restricted access degrees. From 2006 she has been involved in the activities of the European Technology Platform ETPGAH (European Technological Platform on Global Animal Health) and from 2007 she has been a member of the Organising Committee of the Italian Technology Platform on Global Animal Health (ITPGAH). Since 2008 she has been a member of the Gap Analysis WP3 and leader of the group of experts on poxvirus within the FP7 European project DISCONTOOLS. She coordinated the European FP7 project (research for the benefit of SMEs) POC4PETS funded in 2012.