-Graduated in Biological Sciences (110/110 cum laude) at the
University of Bologna (20/10/1999); final dissertation:
"Standardization of a PCR-ELISA assay for the diagnosis of
parvovirus B19 infection.
-September 2000 - December 2000: Reasearch Fellowship for the
"Study of the pathogenic role of adeno-associated parvovirus and
autonomous parvovirus" at the Section of Microbiology,
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of
-PhD in Medical Biotechnology at the University of Bologna
(23/05/2005); final dissertation: "Molecular analysis of the in
vitro expression of parvovirus B19”.
-January 2005 - September 2005: the research activity was
focused on the theme: "Development of chemiluminescent
immunoassays and PCR assays for detection of microorganisms,
viruses, and their products in food matrices” at the University
-November 2005 - April 2006: the research activity was focused
on the "The development of methods for the characterization of
bacterial biophysical properties and correlation with
pathogenicity” (PRIN 2004 Found, University of Bologna)
-May 2006 - April 2008: Research Fellowship for the study of
“Known and emerging pathogens throughout the food chain”
(University of Bologna)
-June 2008 - January 2010: Research Fellowship for the
"Development of multianalyte tests based on luminescent tracers
for the diagnosis of infection" at the Section of Microbiology,
Department of Hematological and Oncological Sciences "L. e A.
Seragnoli”, University of Bologna.
-01/12/2010: Researcher - MED/07; affiliation at the Department
of Pharmacy and BioTechnology, University of Bologna.
-Since 2000/2001: Tutor for students during their training
periods and pre-graduate internships
-Since 2000/2001: Member of the board of examiners for
“Microbiology", "Medical Microbiology", "Applied Microbiology" and
"Microbiology and Microbiological analysis" of the Degree Courses
of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmaceutical
Biotechnology, Quality Control of Health Product (Faculty of
Pharmacy, University of Bologna)
-2011/2012: Professor of Microbiology, University of Bologna