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Pozza Giandomenico

Giandomenico Pozza | Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie Role Veterinarian
Department SCS7 – Health awareness and communication
Phone +39 049 8084449

Professional profile

Giandomenico Pozza graduated in Veterinary Medicine and holds a post-graduate diploma in Inspection of Food of Animal Origin. He is a veterinarian at the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie and is Head of the Sample Reception and Public Relations Laboratory, which includes the Sample reception service, the Observatory on customer needs and the “Support for laboratory logistics” task group which, inter alia, is in charge of managing the BSL3 laboratory (Bio-Safety Level 3). In addition, he is Quality Manager for SCS7 – Health awareness and communication.

He is scientific advisor for research projects funded by the Italian Ministry of Health, i.e. RC IZSVe 09/12 Monitoring TAT as a tool to improve overall laboratory efficiency and RC IZSVe 18/13 Analysis of practices to monitor, prevent and control avian influenza in industrial poultry holdings in Veneto. A pilot study. Currently, his main research interests include knowledge representation and the application of formal ontology to laboratory organization.

His main fields of activity concern the management of samples (handling, labelling, tracking, temperature monitoring ) according to safety and security procedures and, finally, data management (electronic management systems for controlling and tracking samples). As concerns the Observatory on customer needs, he is interested in aspects related to customer satisfaction.

Alongside the Laboratory Logistics support Unit ,he is responsible for organizing and managing the BSL3 laboratory to be at the service of the Institute’s researchers, and for designing a centralized sample repository.


  • Biancotto G., Stella R., Pozza G., Stefani A., Lega F., Angeletti R.(2013) Sub-therapeutic treatments of bulls with dexamethasone: directand indirect markers of treatment. Food Addit Contam.Part. A.Chem.Anal.Control.Expo.Risk Assess. 30(3):430-442.
  • Ricci A., Capello K., Cibin V., Pozza G., Ferrè N., Barrucci F., Menin R., Farina R., Marangon S., Raw milk-associated foodborne infections: A scoring system for the risk-based categorisation of raw dairy farms. Research in Veterinary Science (2013) 95, 1, 69-75
  • Borgo S., Pozza G. Knowledge objects: a formal construct for material, information and role dependences. Knowledge Management Research & Practice (2012) 10, 227-236
  • Vascellari M., Capello K., Stefani A., Biancotto G., Moro L., Stella R., Pozza G., Mutinelli F. Evaluation of thymus morphology and serum cortisol concentration as indirect biomarkers to detect low-dose dexamethasone illegal treatment in beef cattle. BMC Veterinary Research 2012, 8:129
  • Lopparelli R. M., Giantin M., Pozza G., Stefani A. L., Ravarotto L., Montesissa C., and Dacasto M., Target gene expression signatures in neutrophils and lymphocytes from cattle administered with dexamethasone at growth promoting purposes. Research in Veterinary Science, Jul 30 2011.
  • Stella R., Biancotto G., Krogh M., Angeletti R., Pozza G., Sorgato M. C., James P. and Andrighetto I. Protein expression changes in skeletal muscle in response to growth promoter abuse in beef cattle. Journal of proteome research, 10:2744-2757, 23 marzo 2011.
  • Pozza, G., Borgo, S., Ravarotto, L., 2009. From Data to Knowledge Objects, Ontological Considerations With Inputs From the Public Health Domain – 10th European Conference on Knowledge Management – Vicenza, 3-4 Settembre 2009, Proceedings, pp. 635 – 641
  • Borgo, S., Pozza, G., 2009. Disentangling Knowledge Objects – 4th Workshop on Formal Ontologies Meet Industry – Vicenza, 2 settembre 2009, Proceedings, pp. 90 – 101
  • Vascellari M., Pozza G., Poppi L., Capello K., Angeletti R., Ravarotto L., Andrighetto I., Mutinelli F., Evaluation of indirect biomarkers for detecting corticosteroids used as illegal growth promoters in beef cattle. Veterinary Record (2008) 163, 147-152
  • Marangon S., Capua I., Pozza G., Santucci U. Field experiences in the control of avian influenza outbreaks in densely populated poultry areas. in Schudel A, Lombard M (eds): Control of infectious Animal Diseases by Vaccination. Dev. Biol. Basel, Karger, 2004, vol 119, pp 155 – 164

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