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Monica Forni

Associate Professor

Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences

Academic discipline: VET/02 Veterinary Physiology

Curriculum vitae

Born in Bologna 01/05/1961.

Degree in Biological Science at the University of Bologna (1985).

Visiting researcher at the Department of Plant Pathology, Volcani Center, Bet Dagan Israel working on transgenic plant production (1987–1988)

PhD degree in Plant Pathology at the University of Bologna with a thesis on "Molecular cloning of Tobacco Necrosis Virus" (1991).

Researcher at the Department of Veterinary Morphophysiology and Animal Production (1994-2001). Associate Professor of Veterinary Physiology at the Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences (DIMEVET) (2001-   ).


  • Laboratory Animal Science;
  • Biology;
  • Physiology;
  • Biotechnology applied to Animal Genetics;
  • OGM in animal production.

President of the Master course (II level) in Animal Biotechnology (2008-2015).

Member of the Committee for the PhD Course in Biochemistry and Biotechnology.   

Member of SISVet; Society for Study of Reproduction (SSR); SOFIVET and Italian Laboratory Animal Science Association (AISAL).

President of the Italian Laboratory Animal Science Association (AISAL) (2015 - 2018 ).

Expert for Quality Assurance evaluation of Veterinary Medicine degrees for EAEVE (European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education), ENQA accredited (2009 - ).

Member of CIQA (Committee on Internal Quality Assessment) of EAEVE (2014 - 2020)

Member of Bologna University Quality Assurance Board (2016 - 2019).

System expert for Quality Assurance on AVA-ANVUR system of Italian University (2018- )

Expert for the national research evaluation VQR 2015-2019

UNIBO representative in EOSC (European Open Science Cloud) Association

Member of the Counsil of  SIPeM (Società Italiana di Pedagogia Medica) (2022- )

Member of the Academic Board of the PhD Biotechnological, Biocomputational, Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences.

Participant to several national and international research projects, contributing to their co-ordination. These projects refer to in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo experimental models based on the swine as basic science model and preclinical translational model.


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