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Francesca Martelli

Francesca Martelli is a veterinarian with a PhD on epidemiology and control of zoonotic diseases and a masters in public health. Francesca has worked at APHA since 2008 and is currently a lead scientist for bacterial diseases and food safety, being responsible for the strategic direction and delivery of surveillance and research activities of this multidisciplinary portfolio.

Francesca’s research focuses on applied methods for the control of Salmonella and AMR in livestock, in particular poultry and pigs, and she is author of several peer reviewed publications on the subject. Francesca has extensive international experience, through collaboration with the European Food Safety Authority, International Reference laboratories, leading European universities, and presentations at international conferences. Francesca is the designated expert of the World Organization for Animal Health’s Reference Laboratory for salmonellosis at APHA.