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Maria Laura Bacci

Professor

Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences

Academic discipline: VET/02 Veterinary Physiology

Curriculum vitae

Maria Laura Bacci, born in Bologna, March 28th, 1961.

EDUCATION
1987 Degree in Veterinary Medicine DVM (magna cum laude); Abilitazione all'esercizio della professione.
1992 Ph.D in "Animal Reproductive Physiology".

ACADEMIC POSITION
1990-98 Permanent researcher - Physiology Institute, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Bologna University, Italy;
1998-2014 Associate professor (VET/02)- Department of Veterinary Medical Science (DIMEVET), School of Agricolture and Veterinary Medicine, Bologna University, Italy.
2014 Full Professor SSD VET/02.


1998 -08: Ph.D. degree supervisor (Cellular and Molecular Biotechnologies);
2003-11: Member of Teaching Advisory Board - Biotecnologies Courses;
2008-11: Ph.D. degree supervisor (Veterinary Morphophysiology and Phatology and Biotechnological applications)

11.2015-10.2018: Campus Vice-Dean, School of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine 
11.2015-10.2018: Member of the Joint Teacher-Student Committee of the School
May 2018: Vice-Director of DIMEVET
June 2020:
Member of University preparatory group for the evaluation of professional courses


OTHER POSITION
1991:
Fellowship - European Molecular Laboratory Biology, Research group of R. Di Lauro, Heidelberg, Germany;
2005-10: Member of "Albo degli Esperti in meteria di ricerca sul sistema agricolo" - Ministero delle Politiche Agricole e Forestali.
2005-10: DIMORFIPA web Editor;
2008: Member of the Ethical and Scienfic Committee on Animal Experimentation of University of Bologna.
2008-12: Member of Scientific Council of CIRB (Interdepartmental Center of Biotechnology Research)
2009-10: Member of Scientific Committee of Central Biomedical Library.
2011-14: DIMEVET web Editor.
29.10.18: member of national ASN.
12.11.18: president of Scientific Committee of SISVet

REVIEWER for the following International Journals:
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Theriogenology;
-Domestic Animal Endocrinology;
-Bioelectromagnetics;
-Reproduction, Nutrition and Development;
-Reproduction in Domestic Animal;
-Animal Reproduction Science;
-Plosone.

CO-EDITOR: Animals; Veterinary Medicine International (Open access journal).

TEACHING (from 1994 since 2021)
Physiology of Domestic Animals; Physiology of Animal Nutrition; Physiology of Reared Teleosts; Physiology of Animal Reproduction; Physiology of Farm Animals; Physiology of Reproduction in Domestic Animals; Adaptation Physiology of Domestic Animals; Endocrinology of Domestic Animals; Veterinary Biotechnology: Physiological Aspects; Physiology applied to animal food inspection; Animal adaptation to the environment; Biotechnologies applied to animal reproduction; Reproductive physiology and transgenesis; Physiology and biotechnologies applied to reproduction; Animal welfare and environmental adaptation. Physiology 1 (general physiology, blood, nervous system, digestive system).

SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES
Results have been published in several international journals (109 publications). Personal H-index: 26.

COORDINATION OF RESEARCH PROJECTS of Bologna Unit:

- Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e Ravenna, 2010:  Identification of molecular targets in order to prevent neointimal hyperplasia.
-PRIN 2005: “Genomic and proteomic approaches to evaluate physiological and physio-pathological response to hypoxic condition”;
-PRIN 2003: In vivo and in vitro experimental models identification evaluation of relationship between bio-active gaseous molecules and endothelial cells activation process: exploitation for a possible terapeutical approach to the acute vascular injury
-PRIN 2001: Sperm DNA remodelling at fertilisation, exploitation for the use of exogenous DNA”.

PARTECIPANT:

- EU IMI Conception (2019-2023)
- EU Capacities BAKE4FUN (2014)
- EU Sixth Framework Programme, Integrated project  XENOME: Engineering of the porcine genome for xenotransplanatation studies in primates: a step towards clinical application (start date: November 1st 2006);
-Ricerca Fondamentale Orientata (ex quota 60%) 2004-2014.
-PROGETTO STRATEGICO di Ateneo 2006: Sviluppo di biomateriali innovativi a base minerale (silicatica e idrossiapatitica), ad indurimento in ambiente umido, per la rigenerazione ossea per utilizzo endodontico e maxillo-facciale;
-PRIN 2002: Studio dei fattori che controllano la dinamica vascolare nel corpo luteo in relazione al corretto instaurarsi spazio/temporale dell'apoptosi;
-ISPESL-INBB B81-1/DML/02: Studio degli effetti di campi elettromagnetici su cellule dell'organismo umano e su singole componenti cellulari.
-PRIN 2000: Modificazioni morfofunzionali e meccanismi di adattamento cellulare alle basse temperature: possibilità applicative per la crioconservazione di gameti ed embrioni;
-PLURIENNALE di ATENEO BO: Modificazioni strutturali ed epigenetiche operate dall'ovocellula matura sui genomi parentali dopo la fecondazione e loro influenze sullo sviluppo embrionale;
-SANITA' REG. VENETO: Role of anti-inflammatory and anti-thrombotic agents on the prevention of  acute vascular rejection in xenotransplantation
-SPECIALE 5% MURST: Development of alternative techniques for the animal transgenesis: from biotechnological innovation to animal production
-SPECIALE MiPAF: Biotechnologies applied to zoo-technical animal: Clinical application for transgenic animal