Dr. Giulia Franzoni studied Veterinary Medicine at the University of Parma, Italy and graduated with honors in 2008. Soon after she joined the research group of Prof. Simon Paul Graham at Animal Health Plant Agency (formerly known as AHVLA), United Kingdom. She received her PhD degree in 2013 at the University of Surrey (UK). In 2014, she joined the Virology Laboratory of the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sardegna, Italy, where she is currently employed as an Expert Veterinarian in several project on ASFV, including the EU Project ‘VACDIVA’. Her main research activities focused on ASFV immunology and porcine macrophage polarization.
Title : Targeting Toll Like Receptor 2: porcine macrophages primed for enhanced cytokine responses and increased susceptibility to African swine fever infection