Simone Savoia hails from Turin, Italy. After graduation of his Bachelor in “Livestock Science” at the University of Torino in 2009, he was employed by the Italian Piemontese cattle Breeders Association (ANABORAPI) to work as geneticist at the “Research and Development” Office. While working, he continued his education in “Livestock Science and Technologies” at the University of Torino, obtaining the degree of MSc with honors. He then attended several national and international post-graduate courses in the context of “Animal Breeding and Genetics”. In 2015 he started his PhD project in “Animal Science” at the University of Padova (Italy), which he combined with the activities at ANABORAPI. The research underlying the PhD was conducted within the project “QualiPiem” - Innovative tools for selection of meat quality in Piemontese breed.
In April 2019 Simone became SLU employee at Interbull Centre, being involved in both beef and dairy activities.
Savoia, S., Albera, A., Brugiapaglia, A., Di Stasio, L., Ferragina, A., Cecchinato, A., Bittante, G. 2020. Prediction of meat quality traits in the abattoir using portable and hand-held near-infrared spectrometers: validation, repeatability and field testing. Meat Science, 161:108017.
Savoia, S., Albera, A., Brugiapaglia, A., Di Stasio, l., Cecchinato, A., Bittante, G. 2019.
Heritability and genetic correlations of carcass and meat quality traits in Piemontese young bulls. Meat Science, 156:111-117.
Savoia, S., A. Pauciullo, A. Brugiapaglia, A.Pauciullo, L. Di Stasio, S. Schiavon, G. Bittante, Albera, A. 2019. Characterisation of beef production systems and their effects on carcass and meat quality traits of Piemontese young bulls. Meat Science, 153:75-85.