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Davide Gottardi

Adjunct professor

Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Research fellow

Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Curriculum vitae

 Davide Gottardi was born in Cento (Ferrara, Italy) on the 1st of December 1983.


  • July 2002 Scientific degree Liceo Scientifico "A. Righi", Bologna (Italy). 100/100.
  • Dec. 2005 Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences University of Bologna (Italy). Dissertation: Molecular studies about CP12: an intrinsically unstructured protein of plants. 110/110 cum laude.
  • July 2008 MSc. Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Bologna (Italy) Dissertation: Regulation of the AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) trough RNA interference. 110/110 cum laude.
  • May 2013 Ph.D. in Food Science and Biotechnology, University of Bologna (Italy). Dissertation: Production of bioactive peptides through sequential action of Yarrowia lipolytica proteases and chemical glycation.

Career History

  • Apr. 2010Dec. 2010: Research fellow at the University Center of Bertinoro Soc. Cons. a.r.l. Research project: “Novel technologies to extend of use of bread dough” Tutor: Prof.ssa M.E. Guerzoni.
  • Jan. 2012 - Nov.2012: Visiting PhD student at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada. Tutor: Prof. M. Betti.
  • Mar. 2012 - Feb. 2013: Research fellow at the Interdepartmental Center for Agri-food Industrial Research (CIRI-AGRO) of the University of Bologna (Cesena, Italia). Research project: “Valorization of food waste and by products”. Tutor: Prof.ssa Lucia Vannini.
  • Sep. 2014Sep. 2016: Experienced researcher (ER) for the ITN Marie Curie Project "Bibafoods" at ProDigest (Gent,Belgium). Research project: “Enzyme and probiotic stability and functionality assessment at the gut mucosa” Tutor: Sam Possemiers.
  • Sep. 2016June 2019: Senior scientist at Prodigest (Gent, Belgio) for the study of next generation probiotics.
  • Oct. 2019Present: PostDoc at the Department of Food Science and Technology, University of Bologna, Food Microbiology Lab. Research project: “Use of Yarrowia lipolytica for the biotechnological valorization of industrial whey in microbial biomass” Tutor: Prof.ssa Rosalba Lanciotti.

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