Prof. Roberto Rosà, PhD
Center Agriculture Food Environment
University of Trento - Fondazione Edmund Mach
San Michele all'Adige (TN) - Italy
Office: +39 0461 615167
Mobile: +39 347 2969104
After receiving my degree in Mathematics from the University of Trento (Italy) in 1994 (title of the M.Sc. thesis: “Modelli di epidemia da macroparassiti”) I was granted a fellowship in Mathematical Biology at the Centre for Alpine Ecology (Trento), ranked among the best 10 research institute in Italy. After that fellowship, I continued to work as research collaborator at the Centre for Alpine Ecology in the field of mathematical and statistical modelling applied to host-parasite interactions. Afterwards, thanks to the funded project ECODIS (Ecology and control of some zoonotic wildlife diseases) I obtained a PhD grant at the University of Stirling (Scotland, UK) where I received my PhD in Biology in 2003 defending the thesis “The importance of aggregation in the dynamics of host-parasite interaction in wildlife: a mathematical approach”. From 2003 to 2007 I worked as post-doc researcher at the Centre for Alpine Ecology as Principal Investigator of the project “Modelling the spatio-temporal dynamics of zoonotic wildlife infections”, funded by the Autonomous Province of Trento (Bando Post-doc per giovani ricercatori). From 2008 to 2018, I worked as a permanent senior researcher at Fondazione Edmund Mach (FEM) in San Michele all’Adige (TN), Italy. At the end of 2018 I obtained a permanent position as Associate Professor in animal infectious and parasitic diseases (07/H3), within the disciplinary scientific sector VET/06 (infectious and parasitic diseases of animals), at the Centre Agriculture Food Environment (C3A) of the University of Trento (Italy). My main scientific interest focuses on modelling the interactions between ecology and epidemiology of infectious and parasitic diseases especially in wildlife populations. I have been working mostly on host-parasite interactions and vector-borne disease models. My publication list contains several peer-reviewed papers (76 papers cited in ISI Web of Science with a sum of citations=1185 and an h-index=22; 147 papers cited in Google Scholar with a sum of citations=2105 and an h-index=25).