Terregino Calogero

Calogero Terregino | Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie Role Director
Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences
SCS5 – Virology, Research and Innovation
SCS6 – Experimental Virology
National Reference Centre for Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease
European Union Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease
FAO Reference Centre for Animal Influenza and Newcastle Disease
Phone +39 049 8084377
E-mail cterregino@izsvenezie.it

Professional profile

Since 2008 Calogero Terregino has been Head of the Diagnostic Virology Laboratory and National Reference Centre for Newcastle disease and avian influenza. In January 2016 he was appointed Director of the Research and Innovation Department and acting Director of the Virology Department. From 2019 he will hold the position as Head of European Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza e Newcastle Disease.

He graduated in Veterinary medicine, University of Bologna, in 1996 and obtained his Post-doctoral fellowship –“Diseases of poultry, rabbits and game birds”, University of Bologna, in 1999. In 2003 he earned his Specialization Degree “Infectious diseases of poultry, rabbit and game birds and management of poultry breeding”, University of Milan.

He coordinates and promotes diagnostic and research activities in the field of animal, mainly poultry, and zoonotic infectious diseases. He is directly involved in managing several experimental research studies on the pathogenesis of avian influenza and Newcastle Diseases in different species of domestic birds and on the use of vaccine to increase the resistance of the birds to viral infections.

He has acted as principal investigator in several national funded research projects and as scientific collaborator, WPL or coordinator in international (EU) research funded projects (see below).

  • European project NEW-FLUBIRDS -Sixth Framework Program Priority SSP/8.1
  • European project FLURESIST – Seventh Framework Program Priority SSP / 8.1
  • European project FLUPIG: Pathogenesis and transmission of influenza in pigs. 7th Framework Program
  • European project FLUAID of the Sixth and Seventh Framework Programs
  • European projects FLUTRAIN of the Sixth and Seventh Framework Program
  • European project FLUPATH of the Sixth and Seventh Framework Program
  • European project EPIZONE of the Sixth and Seventh Framework Program
  • European project ARIMNET 2016-2019: Aviamed
  • European project NADIV – Era-Net-Anihwa 2013
  • European Project: ZIKAction: Horizon 2020-SC1-2016-2017
  • FAO Project “Provision of Laboratory Service” LoA PR No. 321149/2016
  • FAO project – LoA FAO-IZSVe – PR No.315535/ 015
  • FAO project – LoA FAO-IZSVe – PR No.510072014
  • FAO project- LoA FAO-IZSVe – PR No.41097/2010

He is presently working on projects in collaboration with international research centers, such as CODA-CERVA (Belgium), Central Laboratory for Evaluation of Veterinary Biology CLEVB (Egypt), Kimron Veterinary Services (Israel), Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut FLI (Germany), Glasgow University and Animal and Plant Health Agency APHA of Weybridge (United Kingdom) and international organizations such as FAO and WOAH.


  • I. Capua, A. Mercalli, A. Romero-Tejeda, M.S. Pizzuto, S. Kasloff, V. Sordi, I. Marzinotto, V. Lampasona, E. Vicenzi, C. De Battisti, R. Bonfanti, A. Rigamonti, C. Terregino, C. Doglioni, G. Cattoli, L. Piemonti. Study of 2009 H1N1 pandemic influenza virus as a possible causative agent of diabetes (2018). The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, jc.2018-00862. https://doi.org/10.1210/jc.2018-00862
  • F. Bonfante; E. Mazzetto; C. Zanardello; A. Fortin; F. Gobbo; S. Maniero; M. Bigolaro; I. Davidson; R. Haddas; G. Cattoli; C. Terregino (2018). A G1-lineage H9N2 virus with oviduct tropism causes chronic pathological changes in the infundibulum and a long-lasting drop in egg production. Veterinary Research Veterinary Research 2018 49:83; https://doi.org/10.1186/s13567-018-0575-1
  • Fusaro A, Monne I, Mulatti P, Zecchin B, Bonfanti L, Ormelli S, Milani A, Cecchettin K, Lemey P, Moreno A, Massi P, Dorotea T, Marangon S, Terregino C. Genetic Diversity of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A(H5N8/H5N5) Viruses in Italy, 2016-17. Emerg Infect Dis. 2017 Sep 15;23(9). doi: 10.3201/eid2309.170539. [Epub ahead of print]
  • F. Bonfante, A. Fusaro, L. Tassoni, L. V. Patrono, A. Milani, S. Manieroa, A. Salviato and C. Terregino (2016). Spillback transmission of European H1N1 avian-like swine influenza viruses to turkeys: a strain-dependent possibility? Veterinary Microbiology 186, 102-110
  • L. Cavicchioli, V. Zappulli, G. Beffagna, D. Caliari, R. Zanetti, L. Nordio, M. Mainenti, F. Frezza, F. Bonfante, L. V. Patrono, I. Capua, C. Terregino (2015). Histopathological and immunohistochemical study of exocrine and endocrine pancreatic lesions in avian influenza A experimentally-infected turkeys showing evidence of pancreatic regeneration. Avian Pathology 2015;44(6):498-508
  • Capua, I., Mercalli, A., Pizzuto, M. S., Romero-Tejeda, A., Kasloff, S., De Battisti, C., Bonfante, F., Patrono, L. V., Vicenzi, E., Zappulli, V., Lampasona, V., Stefani, A., Doglioni, C., Terregino, C., Cattoli, G., and Piemonti, L. Influenza A viruses grow in human pancreatic cells and cause pancreatitis and diabetes in an animal model. J. Virol. 87:597-610. 2013
  • Terregino, C., Aldous, E. W., Heidari, A., Fuller, C. M., De Nardi, R., Manvell, R. J., Beato, M. S., Shell, W. M., Monne, I., Brown, I. H., Alexander, D. J., and Capua, I. Antigenic and genetic analyses of isolate APMV/wigeon/Italy/3920-1/2005 indicate that it represents a new avian paramyxovirus (APMV-12). Arch. Virol. 158:2233-2243. 2013
  • Terregino C., Toffan A., Cilloni F., Monne I., Bertoli E., Castellanos L., Amarin N., Mancin M., Capua I. (2010); “Evaluation of the protection induced by avian influenza vaccines containing a 1994 Mexican H5N2 LPAI seed strain against a 2008 Egyptian H5N1 HPAI virus belonging to clade 2.2.1 by means of serological and in vivo tests”; Avian Pathology – Pathology, Volume 39 Issue 3, 215
  • Fusaro A., Monne I., Cattoli G., De Nardi R., Salviato A., Moreno Martin A., Capua I., Terregino C. (2010) Gene segment reassortment between Eurasian and American clades of avian influenza virus in Italy. Arch Virol. – Vol. 155 (2010) . – p 77-81
  • Terregino C., Toffan A., Beato M.S., De Nardi R., Vascellari M., Meini A., Ortali G., Mancin M., Capua I. (2008). “Pathogenicity of a QX strain of infectious bronchitis virus in specific pathogen free and commercial broiler chickens, and evaluation of protection induced by a vaccination programme based on the Ma5 and 4/91 serotypes”; Avian Pathology (October 2008) 37(5), pp. 487-493.