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SALVATORE CATANIA

ITALY

Salvatore Catania is the acting director of the peripheral diagnostic laboratory SCT1 – Verona and Vicenza of the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie. He graduated in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Messina (Italy) and obtained a PhD in Morphology of birds and fish at the same University. In 2015, he became de facto recognized Specialist in Poultry Veterinary Science appointed by the European College of Poultry Veterinary Science. In 2004-2005, he cooperated with the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie (IZSVe) through scholarships and in 2006 he worked at the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sicilia. Hired by IZSVe in 2007, he works at the peripheral diagnostic laboratory SCT1 – Verona and Vicenza , where he is responsible for the Avian Medicine Laboratory. He is the supervisor of 3 different Units, namely Avian Diagnostic Unit, Mycoplasma Unit and Monoclonal Antibodies Unit. Salvatore Catania’s research interests include gross pathological and bacteriology issues, with particular emphasis on Mycoplasmosis of veterinary species and Avian Pathology. He is currently working on the following activities: development of a sensitive anti-Mycoplasma antigen test; biofilm and avian mycoplasma species as a potential critical point in the containment of pathogens; implementation of methods for mycoplasma detection and genotyping; use of the minimum inhibitory concentration to study sensibility patterns in mycoplasma species.