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Davide Gottardi

Junior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Academic discipline: AGR/16 Agricultural Microbiology

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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