|Role||Director of science|
|Phone||+39 049 8084391|
Stefano Marangon, DVM, is Director of science at Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie since 2003. Responsible for supervising and overseeing scientific research and laboratory activities implemented at IZSVe in the field of animal health and welfare, food and feed safety.
He is in charge of planning, coordination and management of laboratory activities as well as coordination of activities focusing on the diagnosis, prevention, control and eradication of the major infectious diseases of animals and the implementation of laboratory controls along the whole production chain of foods of animal origin. During his career he has been head of the Epidemiology Unit at the IZSVe and he has co-ordinated the implementation of animal disease surveillance and monitoring programmes as well as of studies on risk factors for disease introduction and spread.
He has a wide experience in the management of contingency plans of OIE listed diseases (avian influenza, Newcastle disease, foot and mouth disease, classical swine fever, etc.). He is the contact point of the OIE collaborating centre for epidemiology, training and control of emerging avian diseases. As EU, OIE and FAO expert he participated to numerous missions abroad for controlling animal epidemics in: UE Member Countries, Argentina, Belarus, Chile, China, Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Norway, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine and Vietnam.
From 1982 to date he has authored or co-authored over 400 publications, predominantly on infectious diseases of livestock, including papers published in international refereed journals, papers and abstracts published in the proceedings of conferences, guest editorials and reviews.