Pier Luigi Acutis
Pier Luigi Acutis
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale Piemonte (IZSPLVA)
Senior Veterinarian, Head of the Genetics and Immunobiochemistry Laboratory

Since 2010 he is Head of the Genetics and Immunobiochemistry Laboratory, in which DNA analysis, proteomics and mass spectrometry are carried out. He set up in his laboratory DNA analysis for species identification for routine official controls. He actually was involved in the European coordinated monitoring plans for horse meat and frauds in seafood. He has knowledge about laws and regulations regarding food frauds and he has contacts with the Ministry of Health, with which is part of a national project on frauds in seafood. He has collaborations and contacts with other European and Italian groups dealing with food authenticity. He is responsible, or involved as partner, of Italian research projects on food authenticity. He promoted initiatives for information of consumers and for education of veterinarian officers, e.g. conferences, brochures. He also has contacts with some food producers with which he collaborates in research projects.

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