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Anna Zaghini

Full Professor

Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences

Academic discipline: VET/07 Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology

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Prof. Anna Zaghini


Born in Bologna, august 6th 1956, she is doctor in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technologies (University of Bologna). She is full professor in Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences (University of Bologna).

She teaches:

-Veterinary pharmacology and pharmacy (Veterinary Medicine)

-Non-Conventional Medicines (NCMs) alternative or complementary to the traditional Medicine (Veterinary Medicine)

-The drugs used in behavioral therapy (Veterinary Medicine)

-Problem Oriented Approach: Good Use of Antimicrobials in Animal Farming (Safety and quality of animal products)

-Veterinary toxicology (Aquaculture and fish production hygiene).

She will be involved in the Post graduated School Animal health, breeding and animal production (it will be activated on 2019) teaching Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology.

In the past she was involved in the course of Animal Biotechnology (teaching Veterinary drugs and gene therapy).

The research activities concern especially studies on:

- Pharmacokinetic profile of drugs or toxic molecules to settle the kinetic parameters

- Presence in feeds of different environmental contaminants such as heavy metals, organochlorine compounds, and mycotoxins

- Residues of mycotoxin in foodproducing species

- Effects of xenobiotics on hepatic and extra-hepatic (CNS) metabolism cytochrome P450-dependent

- Residue depletion studies

- Antibiotic resistance

- Evaluation of the efficacy of human drugs in transgenic animal models

- Evaluation of phytotherapics on dermatophytes.

Results of these studies are outlined by articles in journal; abstracts in journal and/or in congress proceedings; chapter or translation of book chapters.

She is Associated Investigator in a granted (2015) MIUR research program (PRIN).

She was Coordinator of 2 European Project (Assuring safe and high QUAlity MARINE food-AQUAMARINE (2012); BiosensorS for real monitoring and Early Warning of marine biotoxin hazard-SEAWIZARD (2013)). Both proposals exceeded the threshold scores against the evaluation criteria described in work programme, but were not be retained for funding due to insufficient budget.

She is Referee for the following Italian and international Journals: Veterinaria Italiana, Summa, Italian Journal of Animal Science, Italian Journal of Food Science, BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology, Journal of Food Protection, Food Additives and Contaminants, New Zealand Veterinary Journal, Chemosphere, Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, Pharmaceutics, Food and Chemical Toxicology, Frontiers Veterinary Science.

She was: Director of the Department of Veterinary Public Health and Animal Pathology (University of Bologna), Head of the School of Agricultural and Veterinary Medicine (University of Bologna) and proponent of the Spin Off (University of Bologna) to create VetSpin S.r.l..

At time, she is Director of the master Veterinary Phytotherapy (University of Bologna) (it will be activated on February 2019); Expert of the MIUR for the evaluation of research project of national interest; Member of ALMAFOOD IRT - Bologna University; Member of the Reference Group for the Pharmacovigilance of Regione Emilia-Romagna; Member of the UNIRE Scientific Commission for the control of the illegal substances in horses (Ministero delle Politiche Agricole e Forestali).

Updated on June 2018

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