Curriculum vitae

 Francesca Tulli is Associate Professor at the Department of Agriculture, Food, Environment and Animal Science of the University of Udine, Italy.


Education: Master of Science in Biological Science at “La Sapienza” University of Roma, Rome, Italy and PhD in Aquaculture at University of Florence, Italy defending a thesis entitled: ”Dietary Essential Amino Acid Requirement in European Sea Bass (D. labrax)”.


Teaching activity: Lecturing Analytical methods in aquaculture at the Master of Science in Animal Health and Breeding Bachelor degree course and Shellfish farming in the Specialization course in Acquacoltura, Igiene Patologia delle specie acquatiche e Controllo dei Prodotti derivati (AIPSAC) at the University of Udine; lecturing Shellfish farming in the Master of Science in Aquaculture and Icthypathology at the University Alma Mater of  Bologna, Italy and Aquaculture Nutrition in the Master of Science in Aquaculture at the University of Ghent (B).

She has been member of the Teaching Board of the PhD Course in Scienze delle Produzioni Animali e vegetali di qualità per la valorizzazione del territorio e la salvaguardia dell’ambiente (ex  Acquacoltura e Qualità dei Prodotti) based at the University of Florence; at present  member of the Teaching Board of the PhD Course in Agricultural Sciences and Biotechnology based at the University of Udine.


Ph.D. Supervisor:

-Tiziana Bongiorno, PhD in Food Science - University of Udine. Thesis Title: “Quality traits of Mediterranean mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis) and valorisation of the product through sous vide technologies” Thesis submitted : March 2013 (Supervisor), granted as best dissertation

-Enrico Daniso  PhD in Agronomic science and biotechnology  – Università di Udine

Thesis project “Detection and identification of insect compounds in fish diet” ready for final discussion

-Giulia Pascon  PhD in Agronomic science and biotechnology  – Università di Udine

Thesis project “Nutritional value and functional properties of insect meal in fish feeds” running at present


Scientific activity: Francesca Tulli’s interest for topics applied to the production of marine biology emerged from her initial training at the University La Sapienza of Rome where she defended a dissertation on the parasitofauna of the Eurialine fish species reared in the Lake of Sabaudia (LT) and continued during the PhD Course in Aquaculture (VII Cycle) of the University of Florence, partially carried out at the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) in France, estimating amino acid requirements of sea bass.

The topic of nutrition and feeding of fish species of interest for aquaculture remained a priority in the research activity supported by the study of the potentiality of shellfish farming in terms of the supply of quality fish products. The evaluation of innovative ingredients on nutrient utilization and fish metabolism is the actual focus progressively coupled with molecular tools

The results of the research activity have been published in 185 contributions as journal articles or congress presentations. ORCID ID: 0000-0002-1179-9853


Organisation skills:  Francesca Tulli is scientific advisor of the Ente Tutela for the Fish Heritage of the Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia and participates as an expert in the Italian National Aquaculture Mirror Platform (ITAQUA) established at CREA (Ministero delle Politiche Agricole, Alimentari, Forestali (MIPAAF) and as University of Udine representative in the European Aquaculture Technological Platform (EATip) at the EU Commission..

Since 2010/13 and 2014/17 Responsible for foreign student exchange project ERASMUS+  from Cúkurova University in  Adana (Turkey).


Reviewer activity: Reviewer for national and international journals (Aquaculture, Aquaculture international, Aquaculture Nutrition, British Journal of nutrition, Aquaculture Research, Fish and Shellfish Immunology, Food Bioscience, Italian Journal of Animal Science, Journal of Fish Biology, Lipids, Turkish Journal of Aquatic Science, Amino acid Review, Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology) and research projects at national and EU level (expert ID EX2013D141093) .


Languages      Italian (mothertongue); English (C1); French (B2)


Personal information: Married and Mother of 2 sons (15 and 17 yrs).


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