Prof. Paolo Bosi was born 3 March, 1953 in Bologna (I), received his degree in Veterinary Medicine in 1978, since 1990 he is Full Professor of Animal Nutrition and Feeding at the University of Bologna. He coordinates the PhD course of Animal Science since 1994.
He published more than 140 scientific reports mainly on the subjects: effects of genetic and environment factors on chemical composition and of milk and its attitude to cheese making; effects of genetic and environment factors on meat quality of the pig; nutritive value of forages for ruminants and its prediction with chemical and physical methods; nitrogen and phosphorus requirements of the heavy Italian pig; high quality diets for the early weaned pig.
He was scientist in charge, as participant, of many research programs granted by European Union or by privates, as an expert of piglet nutrition. In these researches he examined the potential of using beneficial bacteria, plant extracts and other natural substances not considered harmful for human or animal health, as alternatives to antibiotics, used as prophylactic and growth promoting agents in livestock. Now he is involved in the EU project INTERPLAY that will study the kinetics of colonisation by commensal as well as potentially pathogenic microbiota along the GIT of young pigs, and concomitant impact on gastro-intestinal function throughout life.