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Massimiliano Petracci

Associate Professor

Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Academic discipline: AGR/20 Aquaculture, Poultry and Rabbit Science

Coordinator of PhD Programme of Agricultural, Environmental and Food Science and Technology

Short Bio

Associate professor at the University of Bologna since 2014, his research activities involve several aspects of poultry and rabbit production and product quality. Research interests deal with particular emphasis on nutritional value and technological properties of poultry and rabbit meat as affected by genotype, housing, feeding and preslaughter factors. Currently he is working on the characterization of the emerging meat abnormalities in poultry (white striping, wooden breast and spaghetti meat). He is author of more than 65 peer-reviewed articles and he jointed as invited speaker several international congresses. Recently, he has been editor for the book “Poultry Meat Evaluation” published by Elsevier. He is Associate Editor of World Rabbit Science journal since 2013 and he chairs the Working Group 5 “Poultry Meat Quality” of the European Federation of the World's Poultry Science Association since 2014. In addition to his research responsibilities, he currently teaches courses on innovations in meat and egg processing and seafood quality and he is the Coordinator of PhD Programme of Agricultural, Environmental and Food Science and Technology.

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+39 0547 338128
+39 0547 382348

Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Agro-Alimentari
Piazza Goidanich 60, Cesena - Go to map

Office hours

Massimiliano Petracci is available from Monday to Friday by appointment in his office located in Villa Almerici - Cesena (Piazza Goidanich n. 60, 2nd floor, room 1).
Therefore, please contact him in advance by telephone (+39 0547-338128) or e-mail ( to fix date and time of the meeting.
He is always available after teaching the class for consultancy.