Luisa Biondi

Associate Professor of Animal science [AGR/19]
Office: Via Valdisavoia, 5 - Piano terreno, stanza n. 10
Phone: 095 4783330
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Luisa BIONDI, Master in Agriculture Science and Technology (110/110 cum laude) in 1988, PhD in Animal Production in Disadvantaged Areas in 1993, currently Associate Professor in Applied Animal Science at the University of Catania (UNICT, Italy).

Her teaching activity is focused on two courses: i) Sustainability of animal production systems (bachelor degree) and ii) Authentication of animal products (master degree). She was involved in two educational programs, now concluded, funded by the Erasmus Mundus: the Agris Mundus Master and the EMJD AgTraIn. She has supervised about 30 M.Sc. thesis; 8 Agris Mundus M.Sc. thesis; 4 PhD theses, one of which within AgTraIn.

Her research activity, developed within national (6 as scientific leader) and international research programs (7th FP), mainly  focuses on the relationships between animal production systems and product quality in sheep. Particular emphasis is given to the use of local feed resources and their effects on milk or meat nutritional and nutraceutical characteristics. Recent researches focus on the use of feeds rich in plant secondary compounds and on the feeding system traceability. She is co-author of 38 papers published in international ISI journals (current H-index = 17, Scopus, July 2020).

She was a member of the  organizing committee and scientific committee of the seminar of the FAO-CIHEAM “Network on Sheep and Goats Nutrition” held, respectively, in 2005 and in 2012. She was the Faculty of Agriculture representative for the CInAP of UNICT, a service-center for disabled students (2000-2010). She was responsible of the teaching evaluation management in Catania's Faculty of Agriculture (2008-2011). She was vice-director of the department DACPA (2002-2005), responsible of the Animal Production Division of the DACPA (2008-2010) and local coordinator of the EMJD AgTraIn program for UNICT. She is currently responsible of the Animal Production Division of the Di3A, Erasmus and internationalization delegate of the Di3A and member of the Internationalization Commission of the University of Catania.

Latest update: July 2020


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  • Use of local feed resources, including agro-industrial by products in animal feeding  and their effects on milk or meat nutritional and nutraceutical characteristics.
  • Markers for animal products authentication.