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Alessio Bonaldo

Associate Professor

Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences

Academic discipline: AGR/20 Aquaculture, Poultry and Rabbit Science

Curriculum vitae

Associate Professor at the University of Bologna since 2014. It carries out research activities in the field of aquaculture. The research interests specifically focus on feeding and nutrition of aquatic animals with particular reference to the Mediterranean marine species of the Mediterranean and the development of sustainable and circular aquafeed formulations for European seabass and gilthead seabream

Training

Graduated cum laude in Veterinary Medicine in 1998 at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Bologna

He obtained his PhD in "Qualitative improvement for human food" in 2004.

Academic career

From 2005, Researcher in the disciplinary sector AGR/18 at the Faculty of Veterinary Medical Sciences of the University of Bologna

From 2014 Associate Professor in the disciplinary sector AGR/20 at the Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences of the University of Bologna.

Teaching activities

Since 2004 he has been continuously teaching in the field of veterinary medical sciences, with particular reference to aquaculture and feeding of farmed fish.

Teacher at the Bachelor’s Degree Course in Aquaculture and Hygiene of Fish Productions of the University of Bologna in:

Feeding of Aquatic Animals and Feed Technique (60 hours)

Mariculture (40 hours)

Innovative Systems in Aquaculture (20 hours)

Supervisor in 40 thesis in the Bachelor's Degree Courses in Aquaculture and Ichtitology and Aquaculture and Hygiene of Fish Productions.

Supervisor in 6 thesis in the courses of Safety and Quality of Animal production and Health and Quality of Products of Animal Origin related to topics of feeding and nutrition of farmed fish.

Director of the Master in First Level in Aquaculture and Ichthiopathology for A.A. 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 and holder of the teaching module in Maricoltura (25 hours).

Member of the PhD board in Veterinary Medical Sciences of the University of Bologna, during the 35th and 34th cycle.

Lecturer of the Course "Sustainable Fishing and Aquaculture in the Mediterranean" in the three editions of 2006 (42 hours), 2008 (30 hours) and 2010 (28 hours) funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and organized by the University Residential Center of Bertinoro. The course was intended for people from ministerial offices, fisheries offices and research institutes in Mediterranean countries. In the 2008 edition he was also Deputy Scientific Director.

Scientific responsible, organizer and lecturer of the Course "Hatchery techniques and technology for production of Gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata)", 14-25 March 2016, commissioned by FAO for the training of Arab-Saudi technicians. 

Scientific activity

Author or co-author of 52 scientific papers published in ISI/Scopus journals (citations: 742; h index: 15) (as of January 15, 2021).

He is project coordinator or scientific manager for the University of Bologna of important European research projects:

NewTechAqua, New Technologies, Tools and Strategies for a Sustainable, Resilient and Innovative European Aquaculture, H2020-BG04-2019, 48 months, 2020-2023, Project Coordinator. Project budget: €6 million. https://www.newtechaqua.eu

NextGenProteins, Bioconversion of Underutilized Resources into Next Generation Proteins for Food and Feed, H2020-LC-SFS17-2019, 48 months, 2019-2023, Principal Investigator for the University of Bologna. Project budget: €8 million. https://nextgenproteins.eu/

MedAid, Mediterranean Aquaculture Integrated Development, H2020-SFS23-2017, 48 months, 2017-2021, Principal Investigator of the University of Bologna. Project budget: €7 million.

Novofeed, Novel feed ingredients from sustainable sources, Eranet – Marine Biotech, 48 months, 2017-2020, Principal Investigator of the University of Bologna. Project budget: €1.28 million.

He has participated in numerous research projects commissioned by public and private bodies such as the Ministry of Agricultural and Forestry Policies, Emilia Romagna Region, Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute of Lombardy and Emilia Romagna.

Recently it was the winner of a two-year research project for the development of sustainable aquaculture funded by the Emilia Romagna Region under the Feamp Programme 2014-2020 Measure 2.47 "Innovation in Aquaculture" – Public Notice Annuality 2019.

As part of the framework agreement between Eni and the University of Bologna signed in 2017 for joint research activities, he was scientific director, in 2017 and 2018, of two international cooperation projects for the development of a new aquaculture site at the Governorate of Port Said, Egypt.

Scientific responsible in the period 2013-2020 of 20 research conventions commissioned by national or foreign companies in the aquaculture feed sector.

Institutional activities and academic assignments

Since January 2015, for two consecutive terms, Head of the Departmental Organizational Unit (UOS) of Cesenatico of the Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences of the University of Bologna.

Since 2010, member of the Board of the Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences of the University of Bologna.

Responsible since 2018 for the Operational Unit of Fish Productions of the Animal Production Service of the Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences of the University of Bologna.

Since 2018, Board Member of the Marine Research Center Foundation on the appointment of the Rector of University of Bologna.

Membership of scientific and editorial committees

Chair of the Organizing Committee of the International Symposium on Fish Nutrition and Feeding, 2022 (ISFNF2022), Sorrento. This conference represents the most important scientific event on fish nutrition and nutrition worldwide with more than 400 participants. http://www.isfnf2022.org/

Member of the Organizing Committee of the XX Aspa Congress, 2013, Bologna.

Section Editor of the Italian Journal of Animal Science (Taylor & Francis) since 2018.

Since 2015, member of the Editorial Board of the magazine Aquaculture (Elsevier).

Reviewer of the most important scientific journals related to the aquaculture sector and animal production such as Aquaculture, Aquaculture Nutrition, AquacultureQuacultur Research, Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, Italian Journal of Animal Science.

 

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