Canio Buonavoglia

MacroArea Via-Academy:   Biomedical Sciences

Prof.  Canio Buonavoglia graduated in veterinary medicine with honours at the Naples University in 1977 and got a permanent position as researcher at the Istituto Superiore di Sanità (National Health Institute) in Rome in 1980. From 1986 to 1990 he was the head of the Virology Unit of the Veterinary Medicine laboratory at the same institute. In 1990 he became full Professor of Infectious Diseases of Animals at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at University of Bari, Italy, and since 1997 he has been Dean of the same faculty.  Starting from 2012, Prof. Buonavoglia has been the Head of the Department of Veterinary Medicine at University of Bari. He has been Director of the PhD School of Animal Health and Zoonosis and of the Post-graduation School of Infectious Diseases of Animals. He has been the coordinator of many national joint research projects, mainly focusing on the development of new diagnostic techniques and on the development of veterinary vaccines. He serves as reviewer for several journals and is co-author of more than 320 scientific papers published on international peer-reviewed journals (h-index = 48). His research interests are focused on the viral infections of carnivores and ruminants, with particular emphasis on the development of diagnostic assays, veterinary vaccines and antiviral drugs.