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Paolo Macchioni

Assistant professor

Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Academic discipline: AGR/18 Animal Nutrition and Feeding

Curriculum vitae

Paolo Macchioni is a full-time researcher in animal nutrition and feeding of the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Bologna (UNIBO), employed at the Department of Food Protection and Improvement (DIPROVAL).
Born in 1959 in Reggio Emilia (Italy), obtains Science High School-leaving Certificate in 1978. In 1983 he graduates in Animal Production Sciences at the Faculty of Agriculture (UNIBO), defending the experimental thesis "Selenium and other trace mineral in lucerne". Then ends to fulfill his military duties. In 1983/84 and 84/85 Academic years (AA) carries out research at the Institute of animal husbandry (IAZ) at UNIBO, with a grant of CRPA (Animal Production Research Center). In 1984-85 he also teaches in the secondary school. In 1985-1988 AA he follows the doctoral course leading to the PhD in Animal sciences at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Milan and, in 1989, becomes Doctor of Philosophy in Animal Science, defending the thesis "The effect of the level of concentrate and type of forage on feed intake and on milk production and composition". As PhD visiting student spends 8 months  at the then Animal and Grassland Research Institute, in Berkshire (UK).

In 1988-89 and 1989-90, researches at IAZ with a C.R.P.A. grant.

In 1991 obtains a temporary position as researcher at the Faculty of Agriculture of UNIBO, and a permanent one in 1994.

He taught  in training courses for business operator in the agricultural field, organized by professional bodies and institutions.

He has been a member of the examining commissions  of various  teaching courses, mostly of the animal husbandry group of disciplines, further he has led several field and lab exercises.

He taught Nutrition physiology and rationing (AA 1996/7, 97/8, 98/9), Feed manufacturing technology (AA 2001/2, 02/3, 03/4), Dietetics and milk quality (since AA 2003/04).
Elected member in the Faculty Council and in the Board of Diproval. Member of the councils of DIPROVAL and of the degree course in Science and technology of animal production. Secretary and then President (2000-2002) of the committee on the practical training application of Science and Technology of Animal Production. He has been a member of the Board for the PhD in Animal science.

He is ordinary member of Italian scientific societies (ASPA; SISVet.). He presented contributions, participated in the work and was a member of  organizing committees of national and international scientific symposia.

He has worked in research projects funded by Regione Emilia-Romagna, CNR:, MIUR (formerly 40 and 60%), EU. He co-authorised over 60 works, mostly experimental.


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