Manfrin Amedeo

Amedeo Manfrin | Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie Role Veterinarian
Structure Fish and Seafood Specialist Centre
Phone +39 0426 21841

Professional profile

Amedeo manfrin is the head of the National Reference Laboratory for Crustacean Diseases, which is part of the Fish and Seafood Specialist Centre of the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie. He is DVM and public health expert.  He has expertise in aquatic animal health and welfare, member of different national and international expert groups and lecturer at Italian universities.

His research activity particularly refers to aquatic animal health and welfare; use of  veterinary drugs and vaccines; surveillance and eradication plan according to WOAH/WHo listed diseases; fish, mollusc and crustacean zoonotic pathogens.

He is involved in the following ongoing activities, performed in collaboration with national and international Institutions: Flavobacteriaceae in European aquaculture; crayfish plague surveillance plan; use of vaccine in salmonid fish farming; new tolls for fish pathogen detection; welfare of farmed fish and new stunning and slaughtering techniques; organic aquaculture.


  • Labella A., Gennari M., Ghidini V., Trento I., Manfrin A., Borrego J.J., Lleo M.M. (2013) High incidence of antibiotic multi-resistant bacteria in coastal areas dedicated to fish farming. Marine Pollution Bulletin (70), 197-203.
  • Arcangeli G., Terregino C., De Benedictis P., Zecchin B., Manfrin A., Rossetti E., Magnabosco C., Mancin M., Brutti A. (2012) Effect of high hydrostatic pressure on murine norovirus in Manila clams. Letters in Applied Microbiology, 54, 325-329
  • Martino M.E., Fasolato L., Montemurro F., Rosteghin M., Manfrin A., Patarnello T., Novelli E. and Cardazzo B. (2011) Determination of Microbial Diversity of Aeromonas Strains on the Basis of Multilocus Sequence Typing, Phenotype, and Presence of Putative Virulence Genes. Applied and environmental microbiology, July 2011, p. 4986–5000 Vol. 77, No. 14.
  • Manfrin A., Bovo G., Selli L., Ceschia G. (2009) The use of vaccines and chemicals in Italy. In: “The use of veterinary drugs and vaccines in Mediterranean aquaculture. Ed. By C. Rogers, B. Basurco. Options mediterraneennes, (86): 35-39.
  • Suffredini E., Corrain C., Arcangeli G., Fasolato L., Manfrin A., Rossetti E., Piazzi E., Mioni R., Pavoni E., Loisio M.N., Sanavio G. and Croci L. (2008). Occurrence of enteric viruses in shellfish and relation to climatic environmental factors. Letters in Applied Microbiology. 47: 467-474
  • Bonaldo A., Thompson K.D., Manfrin, A., Adams A., Murano E., Mordenti A.L., Gatta P.P. (2007) The influence of dietary b-glucans on the adaptive and innate immune responses of European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) vaccinated against vibriosis. Ital. J. Anim. Sci. Vol. 6, 151-164
  • Zappulli V., Patarnello T., Patarnello P., Frassineti F., Franch R., Manfrin A., Castagnaro M., Bargelloni L. (2005) Direct identification of Photobacterium damselae subspecies piscicida by PCR-RFLP analysis. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. Vol. 65:53-61
  • Gabhainn S. N., Bergh Ø., Dixon B., Donachie L., Carson J., Coyne R., Curtin J., Dalsgaard I., Manfrin A., Maxwell G. & Smith P. (2004) The precision and robustness of published protocols for disc diffusion assays of antimicrobial agent susceptibility: an inter-laboratory study. Aquaculture. 240, 1 –18
  • Quaglio F., Nobile L., Rubini S., Manfrin A., Galuppi R., Tampieri M.P., Maxia M., Morolli C., Delgado M.L. & Fioravanti M.L. (2002) Bacteriological investigations on allochtonous crayfish in Northern Italy. Freshwater Crayfish, 13: 280-286.
  • Pacor S., Bacac M, Vadori M., Vismara D., Manfrin A., Sava G. (2001). Immunostimulating effects of oral lysozyme on a vaccination treatment with Vibrio anguillarum. International Journal on Drugs and Therapy.Vol. XVIII. N. 1 / 2 : (51-55)