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Beato Maria Serena

Maria Serena Beato | Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie Role Veterinarian
Department SCT3 – Padova and Rovigo. Diagnostics in Animal Health
Phone +39 049 8084461

Professional profile

Maria Serena Beato is veterinary virologist in charge of the activities related to the diagnosis of viral respiratory diseases of swine. From 2009 to 2013 she has been the coordinator of pathogenesis and vaccine efficacy studies in animal models, and studies to map the antigenic characteristics of AI viruses. In the same period she was also involded in the management of the animal facility at the national and OIE/FAO reference laboratory for avian influenza and Newcastle disease at ZSVe. From 2004 to 2008 she had a research fellow at the national and OIE/FAO reference laboratory for avian influenza and Newcastle disease.

In 2013 she obtained the PhD in Virology at the LSHTM (London, UK). From 2006 to 2008 she attended the postgraduate course in Food Hygiene, University of Bologna. She graduated in Veterinary Medicine, University of Bologna in 2002.

Her research interests pertain swine influenza, swine enteric zoonotic viruses and small ruminant lentiviruses.

She is currently working at the genotyping of small ruminant lentiviruses circulating in the Trentino Alto Adige region, in collaboration with the University of Bern, Institute of virology and immunology and at the implementation and management of the veterinary biobank at IZSVe as part of the OIE Collaborating centre on Veterinary biological biobank.


  • Beato M.S., Marcacci M., Schiavon E., Bertocchi L., Di Domenico M., Peserico A., Mion M., Zaccaria G., Cavicchio L., Mangone I., Soranzo E., Patavino C., Cammà C., Lorusso A. (2018) Identification and genetic characterization of bovine enterovirus by combination of two next generation sequencing platforms. J Virol Meth. 260:21-25.
  • Tavella A., Bettini A., Ceol M., Zambotto P., Stifter E., Kusstatscher N., Lombardi R., Nardelli S., Beato M.S., Capello K., Bertoni G. (2018). Achievements of an eradication programme against caprine arthritis encephalitis virus in South Tyrol, Italy. Vet.Rec. 182(2):51.
  • Lelli, D., Beato, M.S., Cavicchio, L., Lavazza, A., Chiapponi, C., Leopardi, S., Baioni, L., De Benedictis, P., Moreno, A., 2016. First identification of mammalian orthoreovirus type 3 in diarrheic pigs in Europe. Virol.J. 13, 139-016-0593-4.
  • Beato, M.S., Tassoni, L., Milani, A., Salviato, A., Di Martino, G., Mion, M., Bonfanti, L., Monne, I., Watson, S.J., Fusaro, A. 2016. Circulation of multiple genotypes of H1N2 viruses in a swine farm in Italy over a two-month period. Veterinary Microbiology. 15;195:25-29.
  • Mughini-Gras, L., Beato, M.S., Angeloni, G., Monne, I., Buniolo, F., Zuliani, F., Morini, M., Castellan, A., Bonfanti, L., Marangon, S. 2015. Control of a Reassortant Pandemic 2009 H1N1 Influenza Virus Outbreak in an Intensive Swine Breeding Farm: Effect of Vaccination and Enhanced Farm Management Practices. PLoS Curr. Apr 13;7.
  • Beato, M.S., Xu, Y., Long, L.P., Capua, I., Wan, X.F. 2014. Antigenic and genetic evolution of Low Pathogenic Avian influenza viruses (H7N3) following heterologous vaccination. Clinical and Vaccine Immunology. 21(5):603-12
  • Beato M.S., Realpe-Quintero M., Bonfante F., Mancin M., Ormelli S., Calogero T., Gonzalez-Hdez C. Capua I. 2013. Cross-clade protection against H5N1 HPAI strains recently isolated from commercial poultry in Egypt with a single dose of a baculovirus based vaccine. Vaccine. 17;31(44):5075-81.
  • Beato, M.S., Mancin, M., Yang, J., Buratin, A, Ruffa, M., Maniero, S., Fusaro, A., Terregino C., Wan, X.F., Capua, I. 2013. Antigenic characterization of recent H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses circulating in Egyptian poultry. Virology. 435(2):350.
  • Beato, M.S., Mancin, M., Bertoli, E., Buratin, A., Terregino, C., Capua, I., 2013. Infectivity of H7 LP and HP influenza viruses at different temperatures and pH and persistence of H7 HP virus in poultry meat at refrigeration temperature. Virology. 433(2), 522-527
  • Beato, M.S., Capua, I., 2011. Transboundary spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza through poultry commodities and wild birds: a review. Rev.Sci.Tech. 30, 51-61.

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