Granato Anna

Anna Granato | Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie Role Biologist
Structure SCS3 – Diagnostic Services, Histopathology, Parasitology
Phone +39 049 8084150-4269

Professional profile

Anna Granato manages the Molecular Biology and TSE Laboratory of Department SCS3 – Diagnostic Services Histopathology and Parasitology. She graduated in Biological Sciences in 1991 from the University of Padua. In 1998 she was awarded a Ph.D. in Clinical Pathophysiology at the same University  and, in 2004, she specialized in Clinical Biochemistry and Clinical Molecular Biology. Until 2005 she carried out research activities at the Institute of Internal Medicine and the Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences of  Padua University Hospital.

In the field of animal spongiform encephalopathies, her interests are in the diagnosis of BSE and Scrapie, the determination of the susceptibility of sheep to scrapie and biomolecular analysis of the constituents of animal origin in feed. In addition, her work is aimed at developing and applying new biomolecular methods to diagnose infectious diseases (viral, bacterial and fungal) of concern to veterinarians and beekeepers, in addition to vector-borne and mycological diseases. In the field of veterinary oncology she is interested in the identification of prognostic biomarkers in dog tumours.

She leads scientific research projects funded by the Italian Ministry of Health. She collaborates with the Area of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, Department of Comparative Biomedicine and Food Science, University of Padua, in the field of prognostic biomarkers in dog neoplastic diseases.


  • Bacandritsos N., Granato A., Budge G., Papanastasiou I., Roinioti E., Caldon M., Falcaro C., Gallina A. and Mutinelli F. Sudden deaths and colony population decline in Greek honey bee colonies. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 2010; 105(3): 335-340.
  • Formato G., Rosati R., Giacomelli A., Olivia M., Aubin L., Glick E., Paldi N., Cardeti G., Cersini A., Ciabatti M.I., Palazzetti M., Granato A., Mutinelli F. First detection of Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus (IAPV) in Italy. Journal of Apicultural Research 2011; 50 (2): 176-177.
  • Cersini A., Lucci S., Bellucci V., Mutinelli F., Granato A., Porrini C., Felicioli A., Formato G. First isolations of Kashmir Bee Virus (KBV) in Italy. Journal of Apicultural Research 2013; 52(2): 54-55.
  • Granato A., Giantin M., Ariani P., Carminato A., Baratto C., Zorzan E., Vascellari M., Bozzato E., Dacasto M., Mutinelli F. DNA and RNA isolation from canine oncologic formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissues for downstream “-omic” analyses: possible or not? Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation 2014; 26, 117-124.
  • Giantin M., Baratto C., Marconato L., Vacellari M., Mutinelli F., Dacasto M., Granato A. Transcriptomic analysis identified up-regulation of a solute carrier transporter and UDP glucuronosyltransferases in dogs with aggressive cutaneous mast cell tumours. The Veterinary Journal 2016; 212: 36-43.
  • Porrini C., Mutinelli F., Bortolotti L., Granato A., Laurenson L., Roberts K., Gallina A., Silvester N., Medrzycki P., Renzi T., Sgolastra F., Lodesani M. The Status of Honey Bee Health in Italy: Results from the Nationwide Bee Monitoring Network. PlosOne, 2016. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0155411
  • Granato A., Zecchin B., Baratto C., Duquesne V., Negrisolo E., Chauzat M.P., Ribière-Chabert M., Cattoli G., Mutinelli F. Introduction of Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) in the regions of Calabria and Sicily (southern Italy). Apidologie, 2017, 48:194-203.
  • Badaoui B., Fougeroux A., Petit F., Anselmo A., Gorni C., Cucurachi M., Cersini A., Granato A., Cardeti G., Formato G., Mutinelli F., Giuffra E., Williams J.L., Botti S. RNA-sequence analysis of gene expression from honeybees (Apis mellifera) infected with Nosema ceranae. PLoS One. 2017 Mar 28; 12(3): e0173438. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0173438. eCollection 2017.
  • Martinello M., Baratto C., Manzinello C., Piva E., Borin A., Toson M., Granato A., Boniotti M.B., Gallina A. and Mutinelli F. Honey bee spring mortality in the north-east of Italy: detection of pesticides and viruses in dead honey bees and other matrices. Journal of Apicultural Research, 2017.
  • Schurr F., Cougoule N., Rivière M.P., Ribière-Chabert M., Achour H., Ádám D., Castillo C., de Graaf DC., Forsgren E., Granato A., Heinikainen S., Jurovčíková J., Kryger P., Manson C., Ménard M.F., Perennes S., Schäfer M, San Miguel Ibañez E., Silva J., Tlak Gajger I., Tomkies V., Toplak I., Viry A., Zdańska D., Dubois E. Trueness and precision of the real-time RT-PCR method for quantifying the chronic bee paralysis virus genome in bee homogenates evaluated by a comparative inter-laboratory study. Journal of Virological Methods 2017, 248:217-225. doi: 10.1016/j.jviromet.2017.07.013.