Recent Research

 Development of PCR and ELISA for the diagnosis of Hepatitis E Virus infections in animals and phylogenetic studies on animal viral isolates.

Granted by: Italian Ministry of University, 2006

Development  and application of techniques for the detection of cattle persistently infected by bovine diarrhoea virus.

Granted by: Italian Ministry of University, 2006

Evaluation of Lentivirus vaccination strategies in sheep.

Granted by:  European Union, 2004 

Evaluation of sea water pollution by means of detection of bacteriophages  in Mytilus galloprovincialis.

Granted by: Italian Ministry of Environment , 2002

Development  and evaluation of novel molecular diagnostic tests for the detection of Maedi Visna Virus infection.

Granted by: European Union , 1996


Partners and collaborators in Italy

Department of animal production epidemiology and ecology,  University of Torino

Clinic of infectious diseases, Faculty of Medicine, University of Florence

Regional Veterinary Service, Piemonte 

Istituto Zooprofilattico delle Venezie, Padova


Partners and collaborators abroad

Institute of Animal Health, Pirbright , United Kingdom

Biotechnology and genetic engeneering Department, Philadelphia University, Amman, Jordan

CreSA (Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal) Barcelona, Spain

Laboratorio de investigation y diagnostico veterinario (LIDIVET) Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Animal Husbandry and Veterinary College of Xining, Qinghai, China

Facultad de Ciencias Experimentales y de la salud, Universidad Cardenal Herrera, Valencia, Spain

College of medicine, Blantyre, Malawi