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Luca Fontanesi

Full Professor

Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Academic discipline: AGR/17 Livestock Systems, Animal Breeding and Genetics

Delegate for Competitive Research Projects

Short Bio

Full Professor of animal breeding and genetics at the University of Bologna. He works in the fields of animal genetics and breeding, animal genomics and authenticity of food products. His research interests are mainly towards the application of genomics, metagenomics, metabolomics and phenomics in the animal production sector, for food characterization, authentication and traceability and for environmental characterization. His research activities include all main livestock species (pig, cattle, sheep, goat, horse, donkey, rabbit, poultry) aquaculture species, wild and extinct animal species, honey bees and other insects and environmental DNA. He has been involved or he is still involved in several national and international research projects, including Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe. He has published more than 270 peer reviewed scientific papers (h index = 42), several book chapters and a few patents. He is sector editor of several scientific journals in the animal science sector. He is listed in the World's Top Scientists 2023 (Stanford University).

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+39 051 20 9 6535

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Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Agro-Alimentari
Viale Fanin 46, Bologna - Go to map

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