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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 activities involve several aspects of poultry and rabbit production and product quality. 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 100 peer-reviewed articles and he jointed as invited speaker several international congresses. He edited the book “Poultry Meat Evaluation” published by 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 associated editor of the World Rabbit Science, Meat and Muscle Biology and Frontiers on Physiology (topic editor "Poultry breast myopathies & meat quality"). He is also the Coordinator of PhD Programme of Agricultural, Environmental and Food Science and Technology. He also participates in various international (FutureEUAqua and NextGenProteins) and national (PRIN 2017) projects.

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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

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). Due to COVID-19 outbreak, you can 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.