Ravagnan Silvia

Ravagnan Silvia | IZSVe Role Biologist
Structure SCS4 – Epidemiology, Services and Research in Veterinary Public Health
Phone +39 049 8084292
E-mail sravagnan@izsvenezie.it

Professional profile

Silvia Ravagnan is executive biologist at SCS0 – Training, communication and support services. From 2007 to 2021 he worked at the Laboratory of Parasitology, Mycology and Entomology of the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie (IZSVe), from 2016 as responsible of the genetic characterization Unit.

She graduated in Biological Sciences at the University of Ferrara (Italy) in 2004, obtained a specialization in Microbiology and Virology (University of Padua-Italy, 2010) and a perfection in new technologies in molecular medicine (University of Padua-Italy, 2013). Her interests are aimed at Scientific communication and Training. Silvia Ravagnan’s research interests included until 2021: development of new molecular methods for the detection and control of zoonotic, vector-borne and fungal diseases. In the field of the canine blood bank her work is aimed at developing and applying biomolecular methods to screen the blood bags.

Her diagnostic and research activities involved: the surveillance of vector-borne diseases and evaluation of the risk of spreading; study of innovative molecular platform for tick-borne diseases; preference of host of the blood meal of mosquitoes; spread of pathogens transmitted by ticks in symptomatic and asymptomatic dogs. From 2010 to 2021 she was involved in surveillance regional plans for West Nile Disease.


  • Obber F, Celva R, Da Rold G, Trevisiol K, Ravagnan S, Danesi P, et al. (2022). A highly endemic area of Echinococcus multilocularis identified through a comparative re-assessment of prevalence in the red fox (Vulpes vulpes), Alto Adige (Italy: 2019–2020). PLoS ONE 17(5):
  • Da Rold G, Obber F, Monne I, Milani A, Ravagnan S, Toniolo F, Sgubin S, Zamperin G, Foiani G, Vascellari M, Drzewniokova P, Castellan M, De Benedictis P, Citterio CV. Clinical Tick-Borne Encephalitis in a Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus). Viruses. 2022 Jan 31;14(2):300. doi: 10.3390/v14020300. PMID: 35215891; PMCID: PMC8875940.
  • Antognoni MT, Rocconi F, Ravagnan S, Vascellari M, Capelli G, Miglio A, Di Tommaso M. Cytauxzoon Infection and Coinfections in Three Domestic Cats in Central Italy. Vet Sci. 2022 Jan 27;9(2):50. doi: 10.3390/vetsci9020050. PMID: 35202303; PMCID: PMC8877184.
  • Zecchin B, Fusaro A, Milani A, Schivo A, Ravagnan S, Ormelli S, Mavian C, Michelutti A, Toniolo F, Barzon L, Monne I, Capelli G. The central role of Italy in the spatial spread of USUTU virus in Europe. Virus Evol. 2021 Aug 31;7(1):veab048. doi: 10.1093/ve/veab048. PMID: 34513027; PMCID: PMC8427344.
  • Bertola M, Montarsi F, Obber F, Da Rold G, Carlin S, Toniolo F, Porcellato E, Falcaro C, Mondardini V, Ormelli S, Ravagnan S. Occurrence and Identification of Ixodes ricinus Borne Pathogens in Northeastern Italy. 2021 Sep 13;10(9):1181. doi: 10.3390/pathogens10091181. PMID: 34578213; PMCID: PMC8470124.
  • Fortuna C, Montarsi F, Severini F, Marsili G, Toma L, Amendola A, Bertola M, Michelutti A, Ravagnan S, Capelli G, Rezza G, Di Luca M; the Working Group. The common European mosquitoes Culex pipiens and Aedes albopictus are unable to transmit SARS-CoV-2 after a natural-mimicking challenge with infected blood. Parasit Vectors. 2021 Jan 22;14(1):76. doi: 10.1186/s13071-021-04578-9. PMID: 33482887; PMCID: PMC7821838.
  • Citterio CV, Obber F, Trevisiol K, Dellamaria D, Celva R, Bregoli M, Ormelli S, Sgubin S, Bonato P, Da Rold G, Danesi P, Ravagnan S, Vendrami S, Righetti D, Agreiter A, Asson D, Cadamuro A, Ianniello M, Capelli G. Echinococcus multilocularis and other cestodes in red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) of northeast Italy, 2012-2018. Parasit Vectors. 2021 Jan 7;14(1):29. doi:1186/s13071-020-04520-5. PMID: 33413547; PMCID: PMC7789758.
  • Calzolari M, Desiato R, Albieri A, Bellavia V, Bertola M, Bonilauri P, Callegari E, Canziani S, Lelli D, Mosca A, Mulatti P, Peletto S, Ravagnan S, Roberto P, Torri D, Pombi M, Di Luca M, Montarsi F. Mosquitoes of the Maculipennis complex in Northern Italy. Sci Rep. 2021 Mar 19;11(1):6421. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-85442-9. PMID: 33742019; PMCID: PMC7979756.
  • Michelutti A, Toniolo F, Bertola M, Grillini M, Simonato G, Ravagnan S, Montarsi F. Occurrence of Phlebotomine sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) in the northeastern plain of Italy. Parasit Vectors. 2021 Mar 18;14(1):164. doi: 10.1186/s13071-021-04652-2. PMID: 33761950; PMCID: PMC7992963.