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Federica Savini

Junior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences

Academic discipline: VET/04 Inspection of Foods of Animal Origin

Curriculum vitae

General information

Federica Savini graduated in veterinary medicine in 2010, in animal production and wildlife management in 2011 and awarded the PhD degree in veterinary medical sciences in 2015. During the PhD she has been visiting the German Cancer Research Center di Heidelberg (Germany).

She has been postdoctoral researcher at the department of veterinary medical sciences within the units virology and biotecnology and then microbiology of the University of Bologna. She has also been postdoctoral researcher at the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia e dell'Emilia Romagna.

She was enrolled in 2022 as a researcher at the Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences of the Bologna University (UNIBO)

Involvment in EU projects

  1. European FP7 project "POC4PETS".
  2. Erasmus+ Capacity Building E"LEPHANT - Empowering universities' Learning and rEsearch caPacities in the oneHealth Approach for the maNagement of animals at the wildlife, livestock and human interface in SouTh Africa” 
  3. H2020 NEXTFOOD  “Educating the next generation of professionals in the agrifood system”. 

List of publications

  1. De Cesare A, Oliveri C, Lucchi A, Savini F, Manfreda G, Sala C. “Pilot Study on Poultry Meat from Antibiotic Free and Conventional Farms: Can Metagenomics Detect Any Difference?” Foods. 2022 Jan 18;11(3):249. doi: 10.3390/foods11030249.
  2. Brunetti B, Foglia A, Savini F, Dondi F, Abbate JM. “Inverted urothelial papilloma in a cat”. Vet Pathol. 2021 Oct 20:3009858211035383. doi: 10.1177/03009858211035383.
  3. Savini, F, Giacometti, F, Tomasello, F, Pollesel, M, Piva, S, Serraino, A, De Cesare, A. “Assessment of the Impact on Human Health of the Presence of Norovirus in Bivalve Molluscs: What Data Do We Miss?”. Foods 2021, Oct, 2444; doi: 10.3390/foods10102444.
  4. Tomasello F, Pollesel M, Mondo E, Savini F, Scarpellini R, Giacometti F, Lorito L, Tassinari M, Cuomo S, Piva S, Serraino A. Effectiveness of alkaline electrolyzed water in reducing bacterial load on surfaces intended to come into contact with food. Italian Journal of Food Safety 2021; volume 10:9988
  5. Balboni A, Savini F, Scagliarini A, Berti E, Naldi M, Urbani L, Fontana MC, Carra E, Gibelli LRM, Gobbo F, Bologna E, Zambelli D, Ceccherelli R, Battilani M. “Natural distemper infection in stone martens ( ): From infection to neutralizing antibodies”. Res Vet Sci. 2021 Sep 138:196-200. doi: 10.1016/j.rvsc.2021.06.015.
  6. Aragrande M, Canali M, Roccaro M, Ferraro E, Bonoli A, Savini F, Piva S, Gallina L, Peli A, Sambri V, Scagliarini A. One Health Evaluation: A Case Study at the University of Bologna. Front Public Health. 2021 Jul 28;9:661490. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2021.661490.
  7. Tura G, Savini F, Gallina L, La Ragione RM, Durham AE, Mazzeschi M, Lauriola M, Avallone G, Sarli G, Brunetti B, Muscatello LV, Girone C, Bacci B. “Fibroblast-associated protein-α expression and BPV nucleic acid distribution in equine sarcoids”. Vet Pathol. 2021 Jun 15:3009858211022696. doi: 10.1177/03009858211022696
  8. Bonilauri P, Ramini M, Bardasi L, Tomasello F, Merialdi G, Savini F, Giacometti F, Piva S, Serraino A. “Update on a model to describe Salmonella spp. population reduction in Italian salami during production and high-pressure processing”. Meat Sci. 2021 Mar 18;177:108506. doi: 10.1016/j.meatsci.2021.108506. Epub ahead of print.
  9. Mondo E, Rinnovati R, Spadari A, Giacometti F, Serraino A, Savini F, Piva S. “First isolation of Klebsiella variicola from a horse pleural effusion”. BMC Vet Res. 2021 Feb 12;17(1):75. doi: 10.1186/s12917-021-02776-2.
  10. Massella E, Giacometti F, Bonilauri P, Reid CJ, Djordjevic SP, Merialdi G, Bacci C, Fiorentini L, Massi P, Bardasi L, Rubini S, Savini F, Serraino A, Piva S. “Antimicrobial Resistance Profile and ExPEC Virulence Potential in Commensal Escherichia coli of Multiple Sources”. Antibiotics (Basel). 2021 Mar 26;10(4):351. doi: 10.3390/antibiotics10040351.
  11. Gallina L., Savini F., Casà G., Bertoletti I., Bianchi A., Gibelli L.R., Lelli D., Lavazza A., Scagliarini A. ”Epitheliotropic Infections in Wildlife Ruminants From the Central Alps and Stelvio National Park” Front. Vet. Sci. 2020 Apr 30;7:229. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2020.00229.
  12. Gallina L., Savini F., Canziani S., Frasnelli M., Lavazza A., Scagliarini A., Lelli D. “Bovine Papillomatosis Hiding a Zoonotic Infection: Epitheliotropic Viruses in Bovine Skin Lesions”. Pathogens. 2020 Jul 17;9(7):E583. doi: 10.3390/pathogens9070583.
  13. Savini, F., Gallina, L., Prosperi, A., Puleio, R., Lavazza, A., Di Marco, P., Tumino, S., Moreno, A., Lelli, D., Guercio, A., Scagliarini, A. “Bovine Papillomavirus 1 Gets Out of the Flock: Detection in an Ovine Wart in Sicily”. Pathogens, 2020 9(6), 429. doi: 10.3390/pathogens9060429
  14. Garcês A., Pires I., Savini F., Scaglirini A., Gallina L. “Cutaneous Fibropapilloma in a Red Deer (Cervus elaphus) Associated With Cervus elaphus Papillomavirus in Portugal” J Wildl Dis. 2020 Jul;56(3):636-639. doi: 10.7589/2019-03-070
  15. Savini F., Gallina L., Mazza F., Mariella J., Castagnetti C., Scagliarini A. “Molecular Detection of Bovine Papillomavirus DNA in the Placenta and Blood of Healthy Mares and Respective Foals" Vet. Sci. 2019, 6, 14. doi: 10.3390/vetsci6010014
  16. Gallina L., Savini F., Lavazza A., Di Marco P., Puleio R., Roccaro M., Purpari G., Guercio A., Scagliarini A. “Bovine papillomatosis in Sicily: virus identification, diagnosis and co-infections”. Large Anim Rev 2017; 23: 171-174
  17. Savini F., Dal Molin E., Gallina L., Casà G., Scagliarini A. “Papillomavirus in healthy skin and mucosa of wild ruminants in the Italian Alps”. J Wild Dis 2016 Jan; 52(1):82-7. doi: 10.7589/2015-03-06
  18. Scagliarini A., Casà G., Trentin B., Gallina L., Savini F., Morent M., Lavazza A., Puleio R., Buttaci C., Cannella V., Purpari G., Di Marco P., Piquemal D., Guercio A. “Evidence of Zoonotic Poxviridae co-infections in clinically diagnosed "papillomas” using a newly developed mini-array test”. J. Vet Diag Inv. 2016 Jan; 28(1):59-64. doi: 10.1177/1040638715614604
  19. Savini F., Gallina L., Alberti A., Müller M., Scagliarini A. “Bovine papillomavirus type 7 in Italy: complete genomes and sequence variants”. Virus Genes. 2016 Apr; 52(2):253-60. doi:10.1007/s11262-016-1298-x
  20. Savini F., Mancini S., Gallina L., Donati G., Casà G., Peli A., Scagliarini A. “Bovine papillomatosis: First detection of bovine papillomavirus types 6, 7, 8, 10 and 12 in Italian cattle herds”. Vet J. 2016 Apr; 210:82-4. doi: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2016.02.003
  21. Sabattini S., Savini F., Gallina L., Scagliarini A., Bassi P., Bettini G. “p16 Immunostaining of Canine Squamous Cell Carcinomas Is Not Associated with Papillomaviral DNA”. PLoS One. 2016 Jul 21;11(7). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0159687
  22. Savini F., Gallina L., Prosperi A., Battilani M., Bettini G., Scagliarini A. “E5 nucleotide polymorphisms suggest quasispecies occurrence in BPV-1 sub-clinically infected horses” Res Vet Sci. 2015 Oct;102:80-2. doi: 10.1016/j.rvsc.2015.07.016
  23. Alberti A., Tore G., Scagliarini A., Gallina L., Savini F., Caporali C., Abramo F. “Regressing Multiple Viral Plaques and Skin Fragility Syndrome in a Cat Coinfected with FcaPV2 and FcaPV3”. Case Rep Vet Med Vol 2015. doi: 10.1155/2015/469317
  24. Gabrielli S., Galuppi R., Fraulo M., Savini F., Morandi B., Cancrini G., Poglayen G. “Molecular and phylogenetic analysis of the filarial nematode Micipsella numidica from the hare Lepus europaeus in Italy” J. Helminthol. 2015 Jun 30:1-5. doi: 10.1017/S0022149X15000498
  25. Scagliarini A., Gallina L., Battilani M., Turrini F., Savini F., Lavazza A., Chiari M., Coradduzza E., Peli A., Erdelyi K., Alberti A. “Cervus elaphus papillomavirus (CePV1): New insights on viral evolution in deer” Vet Mic. 2013 Aug 30;165(3-4):252-9. doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2013.03.012
  26. Scagliarini A., Piovesana S., Turrini F., Savini F., Sithole F., McCrindle CM. “Orf in South Africa: endemic but neglected”. Onderstepoort J Vet Res. 2012 Dec 7;79 (1):E1-8. doi: 10.4102/ojvr.v79i1.499
  27. Scagliarini A., Bettini G., Savini F., Spadari A., Sonvico F., Balducci AG., Calbucci S., Colombo G. “Treatment of equine sarcoids” Vet Rec. 2012 Sep 29;171(13):330. doi: 10.1136/vr.e6506

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