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BONARDI Silvia

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Silvia Bonardi
Born in Noceto (PR), Italy 25-04-1962
Nationality: Italian
Gender: female
Email: silvia.bonardi@unipr.it

Current main position:
Associate Professor of Food Hygiene, Department of Veterinary Science, University of Parma
Since 2018.11.01: Director of the post-graduate Specialization School in “Inspection of Food of animal origin”, University of Parma
Since 2019.02.11: Member of the Management Committee - COST Action 18105 "Risk-based meat inspection and integrated meat safety assurance"
Since academic year 2018/2019:Coordinator of the internship of Inspection of Food of animal origin (@ MSc Veterinary Medine)
Referent for students tutoring, MSc Veterinary Medicine, University of Parma
Member of the EAEVE Commitee of the MSc Veterinary Medicine
Section Editor (Microbiology of Meat and Meat Products), Italian Journal of Food Satefy ISSN 2239-7132

Prizes and awards:
2016 – Int.J Microbiol. (Elsevier) Highly Cited paper
2012- Certificate of Appreciation by 3M Philippines as resource speaker on the topic “Rapid molecular detection of foodborne pathogens: minimize contamination risk”

Relevant career events:
07.04. 1989: Degree in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Parma (full mark – cum laude)
1990-91: Master in Zooprophylaxis - Fondazione iniziative zooprofilattiche e zootecniche - Brescia (Italy) (full mark)
1991-93: Research fellow at the Istituto Zooprofilattico Lombardia and Emilia Romagna IZSLER (Parma)
17.06.1993: Specialization Degree in Veterinary Legislation at the University of Parma (full mark)
February 1994- January 1995: Official Veterinarian – Veterinary Service (Parma)
01.05.1995 – 30.09.2006: Research Assistant (VET/04 – Inspection of Food of animal origin) at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Parma
0.05. 1995: Specialization Degree in Inspection of Food of animal origin at the University of Pisa
01.10. 2006 - on: Associate Professor (VET/04 – Inspection of Food of animal origin) at the Department of Veterinary Science, University of Parma
2012: Liason Officer to scientific exchange between the Department of Veterinary Science, University of Parma, and the Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences of Brno (Czech Republic)
2016 – 31.10.2018: Deputy Director of the post graduate Specialization School in “Inspection of Food of animal origin”, University of Parma
04.04.2017- 04.04.2023: National scientific qualification for Full Professor position– (sector 07/H2: Veterinary Pathology and Inspection of Food of animal origin)

Main teaching activities:
2015-on: Inspection and control of Food of animal origin (@ MSc Veterinary Medicine)
2011-on: Technology and hygiene of food (@ MSc Veterinary Medicine)
February 2012: Erasmus teaching mobility Brno (Czech Republic) Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences di Brno
2013-2015: Inspection of Food of animal origin (@ BSc Zootechnical Sciences and Technology of Food Productions)
2007-2010: Hygiene and technology of food (@ MSc Veterinary Medicine)
2007-2010: Production and technology of milk and derived products (@ BSc Zootechnical Sciences and Technology of Food Productions)
2007-2010: Microbiological control and legislation of food (@ BSc Zootechnical Sciences and Technology of Food Productions)
2011-2012: Biotechnologies applied to quality and safety of food (@ MSc Biotechnologies applied to Medical, Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences)
2007-2010: Quality and safety of food of animal origin (@ MSc Biotechnologies applied to Medical, Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences)
2003-2006: Foodborne infections (@ MSc Biotechnologies for Health)
From 2013, teacher at post-graduate Specialization Schools of the University of Parma (Veterinary legislation, Swine Pathology, Inspection of Food of Animal origin). In 2017, lessons at post-graduate Specialization Schools at the University of Sassari and Pisa.

Research grants:
From 1999, PI of research projects based on public (PRIN, MURST, IZS, Parma University) and private (Cariparma Foundation, 3M Health Care) funds. Among the most relevant:
1999-2000: (MURST 1999) Pig meat and products thereof: microbial markers to assess their hygiene and safety.
2002-2004: Detection of verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli O157 and non-O157 in cattle at slaughter (University of Parma)
2005-2006: Detection of Salmonella spp. in pigs at slaughter and study of the virulence traits of the microorganisms (University of Parma)
2006-2007: (Current research IZS/VE 18/04) Food safety. Evaluation of applicative tools for risk assessment, management and communication
2008-2009: (PRIN 2007) Epidemiological study of Shiga-toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in raw milk and lactating cows
2011-2012: Co-investigator in the project ”Detection of verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli cattle at slaughter and on farm in Cremona province (Local Veterinary Service of Cremona, Italy))
(01.09.2011-29.02.2012: Evaluation of the performance of a prototype instrument for detection of Salmonella in food (3M Health Care)
2013-2014: Detection of Salmonella spp., Y. enterocolitica and Y. pseudotuberculosis in pigs at slaughter in Parma province (Cariparma Foundation)
2016-2017: Surveillance of hospital infections by carbapenenem - resistant microorganisms and potential dissemination between swine and humans in Parma province (Cariparma Foundation)
2018-2019: Prevalence of Salmonella, Yersinia enterocolitica iand Yersinia pseudotuberculosis in wild boars hunted in Parma province. (University of Parma-Emilia-Romagna region bilateral research agreement)
2018-2010: Detection and characterization of carbapenem-resistant bacteria in hospitalized patients, cattle and cow milk in Parma province (Cariparma Foundation)

Invited speaker at international conferences/webinars:
03- 06 September 2012: “Rapid Molecular Detection of Foodborne Pathogens: Minimize Contamination Risk” - 3M Food safety Department Educational Seminars. Manila (The Philippines) and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

24-28 June 2013: “Comparative analysis of test methods for Salmonella and Listeria and E. coli O157 in meat – Detection of Salmonella enterica in meat using the 3M Molecular Detection System and the ISO 6579:2002 method” - 3M Food safety Department Educational Seminars. Bangkok (Thailand), Shangai and Zhenghzou (China)
16/05/2013: “An approach to establish the potential association between animal-based welfare measures and Yersinia enterocolitica shedding in porcine tissues - Yersinia enterocolitica infection in finishing pigs” - International Association of Food Protection – European Symposium – Marseille, France
04/04/2014: “The relationship between the presence of welfare indicators in pigs and the presence of Yersinia enterocolitica in porcine tissues :part i) Yersinia enterocolitica infection in finishing pigs” All-Island State Veterinarians’ Conference - Dublin, Ireland

09/05/2017: Webinar “Pathogen detection in Food: European Regulations on Food Safety”- 3M United Kingdom, Berkshire

20/06/2017: “University of Parma experience with the 3M Molecular Detection System for food safety assurance” Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe (Germany) - Symposium Schnellmethoden und Automatisierung in der Lebensmittelmikrobiologie

From 2002, reviewer for several Q1 peer-reviewers Journals (Food Microbiol, Int J Food Microbiol, Vet Rec, Zoonoses Public Health, Vet Microbiol, J Appl Microbiol)

Languages: Italian (mother tongue), English (fluent), French (scholastic), German (scholastic)

H INDEX: 12 (Scopus)
N° publications: 46 (Scopus)
N° of citations : 510
ORCID: 0000-0003-3079-9290

Completion accademic year: 2019/2020

Completion accademic year: 2018/2019

Completion accademic year: 2017/2018

Completion accademic year: 2016/2017

Completion accademic year: 2015/2016

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