Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Pisa, Viale delle Piagge 2, Pisa 56124 Italy.
Filippo Fratini graduated in Veterinary Medicine in 2002 at the University of Pisa (Italy). In 2005 he obtained a PhD in “Animal production, health and food hygiene in Mediterranean climate countries” and in 2009 he obtained a specialization in “Animal Health, Breeding and Livestock Production” at the same University of Pisa. He is Associate Professor at the University of Pisa and lecturer in the courses of “Veterinary Epidemiology” and “Infectious Bacterial Diseases”. His main lines of research are focused on infectious diseases caused by bacteria in domestic and wild animals such as leptospirosis, salmonellosis, and paratuberculosis. Other topics are antibacterial activity of natural substances and their synergistic activities, mastitis, antibiotic-resistance in its causative agents and microbiological aspects in edible insect rearing. Moreover, he is author/co-author of over 120 scientific publications in national and international journals and member of the editorial board of “Microbiological Research” and “Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine”.