Enrica oversees and provides Viral Pathological Materials, which are considered valuable in terms of viral content. In fact, they include mostly rare, non-cultivable, uncommon, unidentified or potentially new viruses, often from minor species.

The activity of study and research is particularly devoted to following items: diagnosis, surveillance and control of viral diseases of livestock, viral diseases of pets and wild animals, also using classical virology methods and molecular biology methods. Sequencing, phylogenetic and genomic characterization of viral strains and antigenic characterization. Development and validation of serological and virological methods based mainly on the use of monoclonal antibodies.

Member of serological and virological support group

Supports the quality policy of institutions, in accordance with the requirements of UNI CEI EN ISO/IEC 17025 "General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories" and ACCREDIA requirements.

Assistance of the Head of the Virology Department assists him in managing activities.

In her capacity as a researcher, Dr. Sozzi has collaborated with national and international researchers and has presented scientific investigations at national and international conferences.

Oversees samples coming from routine diagnostic activity and characterized by electron microscopic observation, which are included in BVR collection for to their peculiarity as regard to species or type of virus detected.


Dr. Sozzi holds:

-          degree in veterinary medicine and specialization in swine pathology from the University of Parma;

-          Master in Food Defense and Animal Health;

-          Ph.D. in Veterinary Hygiene and Animal Pathology, from the University of Milan;

-          Management training course for Complex Facility Managers from School of Management and Advanced Education (SMAE), University of Brescia.

She is the author of more than 40 articles in peer-review journals.

Member of Scientific Associations:

-          Italian Society of Swine Pathology (SIPAS)

-          European Society of Veterinary Virology (ESVV)

-          Italian Society of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnostics (SIDiLV)