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Maria Laura Bacci

Full Professor

Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences

Academic discipline: VET/02 Veterinary Physiology

Director of Single Cycle Degree in Veterinary Medicine

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
1.11.2021: Director of the Degrre Programme in Veterinary Medicine


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 (115 publications). Personal H-index: 27.

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