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Granato Anna

Anna Granato | Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie Role Biologist
Department 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 is currently involved in the following research projects: Nolessbees-Eurostars Project E5928: Optimizing a novel, safe and efficient RNA Interference protection strategy for honeybee Nosema disease; BeeNet: beekeeping and networked environment (funded by MIPAAF). 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.


  • Danesi P., Furnari C., Granato A., Schivo A., Otranto D., Capelli G., Cafarchia C. Molecular identity and prevalence of Cryptococcus spp. nasal carriage in asymptomatic feral cats in Italy. Medical Mycolgy 2014; 52(6): 659-666.
  • Giantin M., Granato A., Baratto C., Marconato L., Vascellari M., Morello E.M., Vercelli A., Mutinelli F., Dacasto M. Global gene expression analysis of canine cutaneous mast cell tumor: could molecular profiling be useful for subtype classification and prognostication? PloS ONE 2014 9(4): e95481. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0095481
  • 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.
  • Ricci R., Granato A., Vascellari M., Boscarato M., Palagiano C., Andrighetto I., Diez M., Mutinelli F. Identification of undeclared sources of animal origin in canine dry foods used in dietary elimination trials. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition (Berl) 2013; 97: 32-38.
  • Granato A., Dalvit C., Caldon M., Colamonico R., Barberio A., Mutinelli F. PRNP gene polymorphism in native Italian sheep breeds undergoing in situ conservation. Small Ruminant Research 2013; 113: 323–328.
  • 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.
  • Catania S., Bilato D., Gobbo F., Granato A., Terregino C., Iob L. and Nicholas R.A.J. Treatment of eggshell abnormalities and reduced egg production caused by Micoplasma synoviae infection. Avian Diseases 2010; 54: 961-964.
  • Vascellari M., Granato A., Trevisan L., Basilicata L., Toffan A., Milani A. and Mutinelli F. Pathologic findings of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus A/Duck/Vietnam/12/05 (H5N1) in experimentally infected Pekin Ducks, based on immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization. Veterinary Pathology 2007; 44: 635-642.

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