Gobbo Federica

Gobbo Federica | IZSVe Role Veterinarian
Department SCS3 – Diagnostic Services, Histopathology, Parasitology
Phone +39 049 8084288
E-mail fgobbo@izsvenezie.it

Professional profile

Federica Gobbo is an executive veterinarian at the Arthropod Vectors and Transmitted Pathogens Unit of the Laboratory of Parasitology, Mycology and Sanitary Entomology (SCS3) of the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie (IZSVe).

She graduated in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Padua (2006), and she completed the School of Specialization in Breeding, Hygiene, Pathology of Aquatic Species and Control of Derived Products (2010) at the University of Udine. She is an expert of infectious diseases and zoonoses of the poultry sector, she has been involved in diagnostic and research activities of poultry pathogens and wild birds (Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, Newcastle disease, West Nile and Usutu Viruses).

She is currently dealing with vector-borne pathogens with a focus on arboviruses (West Nile Virus, Usutu Virus, Dengue, Chikungunya, Phlebovirus) and tick-borne diseases (TBDs). She is involved in Arbovirosis surveillance plans, screening/diagnosis of vector-borne pathogens and research activities in vector competence studies and insecticide resistance (IR).


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