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Massimiliano Petracci

Full Professor

Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences

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

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

Short Bio

Full professor at the University of Bologna since 2018, his research encompasses several aspects of poultry and rabbit production and product quality. In particular, his contribution to the study of mechanisms and characterization of the growth-related meat abnormalities in poultry (white striping, wooden breast and spaghetti meat) is internationally recognized. He is involved in various research projects (FutureEUAqua, NextGenProteins and INTAQT) and he collaborates with several laboratories and institutes in Italy and abroad. He has recently edited the books "Improving Poultry Meat Quality" (Burleigh Dodds) and “Poultry Meat Evaluation” (Elsevier). He also chairs the Working Group 5 “Poultry Meat Quality” of the European Federation of the World's Poultry Science Association since 2014 and he is member of editorial board of "World Rabbit Science", "World's Poultry Science Journal" and "Meat and Muscle Biology" journals. He is also the Coordinator of PhD Programme of Agricultural, Environmental and Food Science and Technology.

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+39 0547 338128
+39 0547 382348

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

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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 2). You can also ask for an appointment through M. Teams.

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.