Marco De Nardi received a Degree in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Bologna University in 2002 and then an MSc degree in Veterinary Epidemiology from the Royal Veterinary College and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK in 2008. He is a Diplomat of the European College of Veterinary Public Health (Dipl. ECVPH).
Immediately following his DVM he practiced for a short period as a veterinary clinician in dairy farms in Italy. He then worked as a veterinary consultant and project coordinator for international NGOs in East Africa from 2004 to 2007. In 2009 he worked on research and capacity building programs at the “OIE and FAO Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza” and the “FAO Reference Center for Rabies” at IZSVe (IT). From 2011 to 2013 he coordinated the EFSA funded project “Flurisk” assessing the pandemic risk posed by animal influenza viruses.
Marco joined SAFOSO in 2013. As senior consultant he contributes to various SAFOSO research and capacity building projects. Since 2019, Marco is the Science Manager of SAFOSO.
He particularly enjoys working on projects under the One Health framework where the research component is applied to capacity building activities.