Start Date:

September 5-8, 2023



4 days + warm up



University of Parma, Centro Santa Elisabetta, Campus


Course Aim:

Participants will acquire the skills, knowledge, tools and strategies necessary to be able to face the challenges (food safety, welfare and animal health) that the management of the meat production chains pose both to the Competent Authorities and to the Food Business Operators.

The management of these challenges requires future meat producers and inspectors tools and skills that are increasingly advanced compared to classical ones (traditional meat inspection, microbiological analysis), including notions of computer vision, data analysis and epidemiology. Ample space will be given to innovative supply chain solutions for the management of the main hazards associated with the consumption of meat. 


The PhD School is structured in 2 phases as follow:

         1. a first online warm-up. During this phase a miscellany of material will be proposed (articles, videos, case studies, etc.) to focus the attention on various issues related to the school topic. In addition to recorded lessons, participants will be exposed to training material aimed at honing basic skills necessary to take part in the second phase.

         2. a second phase of 4 days of lecturers in presence, from 5 to 8 September 2023. This phase will include lectures and guided tours to a production plant and a ham factory.


The PhD School will be activated in the event of reaching minimum 10 participants.


To apply, fill out the form below

The application deadline has been extended until 12 a.m. (Italian time) of 9 July 2023


Find all the details in the call


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Faculty Members:

Prof. Sergio Ghidini

Department of Food and Drugs

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Prof. Adriana Ianieri

Department of Food and Drugs

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Prof. Emanuela Zanardi

Department of Food and Drugs

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