Giovanni Formato

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InstitutionIstituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Regioni Lazio e Toscana. Bee Health and Apiculture Laboratory.
 
Postal addressVia Appia Nuova
 1411
Rome
00178
Italy
 
Office phone+39.06.79099328
Mobile phone+39.349.5330816
Fax+39.06.79340724
E-mailgiovanni.formato@izslt.it
Webhttp://www.izslt.it/apicoltura/
 
Job /  professional statusResearcher
 
Preferred COLOSS theme(s)   Pests & Pathogens
COLOSS Project(s)   BEEBOOK
COLOSS Taskforce(s)   Varroa control
 
Research interestsVarroa control
 AFB control
 EFB control
 Nosema control
 Genetics
 
Publications1.“The liaison role and intersectoral collaboration”. Experts Meeting of experts of OMS/FAO/OIE: “Future trends in Veterinary Publich Health”, Giulianova (Teramo) 1-5 March 1999.
2.“Increased trends in population growth, international travel and urbanisation, climatic and other environmental changes and their implications in Veterinary Public Health” Experts Meeting of experts of OMS/FAO/OIE: “Future trends in Veterinary Publich Health”, Giulianova (Teramo) 1-5 March 1999.
3.“Training Role for HACCP System Implementation in Food Chain Production”. Formato G., De Angelis G., Chiaro M., Bozzano A. I. Procedings of XI International Congress of the Federazione Mediterranea Sanità e Produzione Ruminanti (Fe.Me.S.P.Rum.), page 47. Olbia 22- 25 May 2003.
4.“Knowledge, attitudes and practice (KAP) survey of the antibiotic usage among beef and dairy cattle veterinarians in Italy, 2002”, presentato alla The Society for the Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine Conference,tenutasi a Martigny, Svizzera, dal 24-26 marzo 2004. Autori: A. Battisti, C. Graziani, A. Franco, A. Di Egidio, G. Grifoni, G. Formato, M. Sala, N. Bikin, L. Busani.
5.“HACCP at farm level: hypotesis for its applicability on apiary”. Autori: G. Formato, S. Saccares, P. De Angelis, R. Zilli. Presentato alla Conferenza Internazionale dello European College: “Veterinary Public Health and Food Safety. Towords a risk based chain control”, svoltasi a Roma dal 22 al 23 ottobre 2004 ed agli Atti della suddetta Conferenza a pag. 71-72.
6.“A method for the control of Varroa destructor infection using cellulose strips soaked in oxalic acid”.Autori: E. Marinelli, F. De Pace, G. Formato, S. Saccares, G. Vari. Presentato a Dublino (Irlanda) il 21-26/08/2005, per il “XXXIX Apimondia International Apicultural Congress”. Atti del Congresso, pag. 169.
7.“Buenas practicas de produccion apicola”. Autori: G. Formato, S. Saccares, M. Boria, G. Vari, A.M. Linder. Espacio apicola – Revista de Apicultura Argentina, n. 70, Nov-Dec 2005, pages 4-8.
8.- “Identification and management of hazards in the apiary’s activities to guarantee honey safety”. G. Formato, G. De Angelis, R. Zilli, S. Saccares, G. Vari. Proceedings of XXXIX Apimondia International Apicultural Congress, Dublin 21-26 of August 2006, pages 51-52.
9.“Fate of acid adapted and non-acid adapted Listeria monocytogenes on bologna formulated with or without antimicrobials, during storage at 10°C and exposure to simulated gastric fluid”. Autori: G. Formato, I. Geornaras, I. M. Barmpalia, P. N. Skandamis, K. E. Belk, J. A. Scanga, P. A. Kendall, G. C. Smith, and J. N. Sofos. Presentato a Food Micro 2006, Simposio internazionale organizzato a Bologna dal 29 agosto al 2 settembre 2006 dalla Commissione Internazionale sulla microbiologia e sull’igiene degli alimenti (ICFMH).
10.“Actividad antimicrobiana frente a Paenibacillus larvae subsp. larvae, propiedades fisicoquimicas, y toxicidad sobre Apis mellifera de los aceites esenciales de clavo de olor (Syzygium aromaticum) y canela (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)”. Gende L.B., Maggi M.D., Formato G., Damiani N., Ruffinnego S., Velis G., Fritz R., Eguaras M.J. Pages 55-61. Proceedings of the Workshop: “Bee pathologies and residues of drugs in the hive products”, Rome 18-19 of May 2006.
11.“Varroa control using cellulose strips soaked in oxalic acid water solution”. Marinelli E., Formato G., Vari G., De Pace F.M. Apiacta, August 2006: http://www.beekeeping.com/apimondia/final_sub-marinelli_apiacta_2005.doc
12.“Exportacion de abejas reinas a la Comunidad Europea”. G. Formato, S. Saccares, M.D. Maggi, L.B. Gende. Espacio apicola , n. 75, Nov-Dec 2006, pages 4-11.
13.“Effect of acid adaptation on growth during storage at 10°C and resistance to simulated gastric fluid of Listeria monocytogenes inoculated on bologna formulated with or without antimicrobials”. G. Formato, I. Geornaras, I. M. Barmpalia, P. N. Skandamis, K. E. Belk, J. A. Scanga, P. A. Kendall, G. C. Smith, J. N. Sofos. Journal of Food Protection, n. 1, Jan 2007, pages 65-69.2007
14.“Training programs for the apiculture development”. Bozzano A, Romolaccio M, Di Giampietro S, Vari G, Formato G. Apimondia abstracts of 40th Apimondia International Apicultural Congress of Melbourne, September 9th to 14th 2007, pag. 177.
15.“Isolation of Proteus mirabilis in cases of Parasitic-Mite Syndrome (PMS) in Central Italy”. Formato G, Cardeti G, Saccares S, Dell’Aira E, Riccardi F, Testa R, Milito M. Apimondia abstracts of 40th Apimondia International Apicultural Congress of Melbourne, September 9th to 14th 2007, pag. 180.
16.“Bacillus spp. and Clostridium spp. in Italian honeys”. Milito M, Saccares S, Migliore G, De Santis L, Dell’Aira E, Tomassetti F, Formato G. Apimondia abstracts of 40th Apimondia International Apicultural Congress of Melbourne, September 9th to 14th 2007, pag. 180-181.
17.“Honeybee and hive-associated arthropods in apiaries from Central Italy”. Formato G, Rapone S, Vomero V, Casalini R, Biscaccianti A, Rivosecchi E, Barlozzari S, Iuli A, Zilli A. Apimondia abstracts of 40th Apimondia International Apicultural Congress of Melbourne, September 9th to 14th 2007, pag. 181.
18.“Comparative field trials of Paenibacillus larvae subsp. larvae control with antibiotics, essential oil of cinnamon and propolis”. Brenda G.L, Palazzetti M, Pannone O, Fritz R, Eguaras M.J, Dell’Aira E, Formato G. Apimondia abstracts of 40th Apimondia International Apicultural Congress. Melbourne, September 9th to 14th 2007. Page 180.
19. “Parasitic mite syndrome in Central Italy”. Formato G, Giacomelli A, Cardeti G, Saccares S. Atti del 2° Forum Internazionale Apimedica & Apiquality. Roma – Villa Mondragone – 9-12 giugno 2008. Apimondia Italia. Supplemento al numero 10/2008 di Mondo Agricolo. Anno LIX. Pag. 95.
20.“Microbiological comparison between honey in jar and honey in comb for human consumption – Confronto tra miele in barattolo e miele in favo: aspetti microbiologici”. Tomassetti F, Milito M, Dell’Aira E, De Santis L, Migliore G, Formato G. Atti del XVIII Convegno Nazionale AIVI. Sabaudia 11-13 giugno 2008. Pag. 75.
21.“Residues of tetracicline, sulfonamides and tylosin in jar honey from Latium region during 2005-2007”.Pulcini P, Di Muro C, Lusco L, De Santis L, Migliore G, Saccares S, Formato G. Atti del XVIII Convegno Nazionale AIVI. Sabaudia 11-13 giugno 2008. Pag. 78.
22.“Veterinarian controls in Central Italy in order to prevent the introduction of the Small Hive Beetle (SHB – Aethina tumida) and of the parasitic mite Tropilaelaps in the importation of honey bees in the EU”.Mastromattei A, Saccares S, De Liberato C, Riccardi F, Dell’Aira E, Milito M, Formato G. Presentato al XXV Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana di Parassitologia, tenutosi a Pisa dal 18 al 21 giugno 2008. Pubblicato su Parassitologia 2008; 50, 1-2 (suppl.). Pag. 114.
23.Granato A., Caldon M., Cattoli G., Nanetti A., Lodesani M., Formato G., Mutinelli F. (2008): “Detection of Nosema ceranae in Italian apiaries”. XXV SOIPA Abstracts. Parassitologia 50, 105
24.“Diagnosis of honeybee diseases in Central Italy: activites of the official animal health Institute IZSLT”. Formato G, Cardeti G, Milito M, Giacomelli A, Conti R, Mutinelli F, Granato A, Saccares S. Proceedings of the 2nd Symposium OIE: “Diagnosis and control of bee diseases”, tenutosi a Friburgo dal 26 al 28 agosto 2008.
25.“Confination of the queen bees as a strategy against Varroa destructor”. Formato G., Giacomelli A, Saccares S. Atti della 3a Conferenza europea di apidologia. Belfast 8-11 settembre 2008. Pag. 36.
26. “Comparison of PCR methods for detection of Nosema apis/Nosema ceranae infection in Italian apiaries”.Granato A., Casellato A., Cattoli G., Nanetti A., Lodesani M., Formato G., Mutinelli F. Atti della 3a Conferenza europea di apidologia. Belfast 8-11 settembre 2008. Pag. 46.
27.“Bioactividad de aceite esenciales en Varroa destructor segun su tratamiento de secado y procedencia geografica”. Maggi M.D, Gende L.B, Damiani N, Russo K, Formato G, Velis G. 2do Congreso Argentino de Apicultura, Mar del Plata 7-9 agosto 2008. Poster n° 8.5.
28.“Lessons from the first international proficiency test for the detection of spores from the honey bee pathogen Paenibacillus larvae”. De Graaf Dirk C, Ritter Wolfgang, Jacobs Frans J, Brunain Marleen, Imberechts Hein, Mintiens Koen, Van Der Stede Yves, Verheyden Bart, Aud Kari Fauske, Boujon Patrick, Chiovenau Gabriela, Coroian Cristian, Formato Giovanni, Mutinelli Franco, Robinson Christine, Roest Hendrik-Jan, Titera Dalibor,Pernal Stephen F, Knapen Katia. “Accreditation and Quality Assurance”, n. 14, pages 273-276, May 2009.
29.Mutinelli F., Baggio A., Barzon L., Formato G., 2009. Honey bee losses monitoring in some Italian regions. COLOSS Workshop Monitoring Proceedings, Amsterdam (The Netherland), 24-26 May 2009, p. 3-4.
30.“Honeybee colony losses in Italy”. Franco Mutinelli, Cecilia Costa, Marco Lodesani, Alessandra Baggio, Piotr Medrzycki, Giovanni Formato, Claudio Porrini.4thCOLOSS Conference – Zagreb, Croatia, 34 March 2009, pag. 26-27.‐
31.“Monitoring of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon levels in bees caught from beekeeping: remark 1”. Amorena M, Visciano P, Giacomelli A, Marinelli E, Sabatini A.G, Medrzycki P, Persano Oddo L, De Pace F.M, Belligoli P, Di Serafino G, Saccares S, Formato G, Langella V, Perugini M. Veterinary Research Communication: Volume 33, Issue 1 (2009), Page 165.
32.“Honey bee colony losses in Italy”. Franco Mutinelli, Cecilia Costa, Marco Lodesani, Alessandra Baggio, Piotr Medrzycki, Giovanni Formato, Claudio Porrini. Journal of Apicultural Research 49(1): 119-120 (2010).
33.Giacomelli A., Saccares S e Formato G. (2010). “Queen caging combined with treatments with essential oils and organic acids as integrated pest management (IPM) against Varroa destructor”. Organizzato da Apimondia. Proceedings of the first World Conference on Organic Beekeeping, pag 39. Sunny Beach (Bulgaria) 27 – 29 Agosto 2010.
34.Formato G., Giacomelli A., Mantovani A., Lasagna E., Pietropaoli M., Zilli R. (2010). L’applicazione dei principi del sistema HACCP all’allevamento delle api. Large Animal Review. 16:223-227.
35.“Veterinary care of honey bees in the UK”. Formato G., Comini A., Giacomelli A., Ermenegildi A., Zilli R., Davis I. (2010). In Practice. 32(9): 418-425
36.“Risk management in primary apicultural production. Part 1: bee health and disease prevention and associated best practices”. Formato G. and Smulders F.J.M. (2011). Veterinary Quarterly. 31 (1): 29
37.“Risk management in primary apicultural production. Part 2: a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point approach to assuring the safety of unprocessed honey.”Formato G., Zilli R., Condoleo R., Marozzi S., Davis I. and Smulders F.J.M. (2011). Veterinary Quarterly. 32 (2):1–12.
38.Porrini C., Besana A., Sgolastra F., Renzi M.T., Medrzycki P., Lodesani M., Mutinelli F., Gallina A., Formato G., Bellucci V. (2011). "Honey bee health monitoring campaign in Emilia-Romagna region (northern Italy): rural areas and natural reserves". Proceedings of 42nd International Apicultural Congress, Apimondia 2011, Buenos Aires (Argentina), 21-25 September 2011, pages 161-162.
39.Formato G., Sacchi C., Maroni Ponti A., Presutti L., Santucci U., Pastore A., Giacomelli A., Pietropaoli M., Mutinelli F., Ferri G. (2011). "Proposal to improve the official controls for the exotic parasites Aethina Tumida and Tropilaelaps spp. on honey bees imported into the EU from Third Countries". Proceedings of 42nd International Apicultural Congress,Apimondia 2011, (Paper Nº 405.00), Buenos Aires (Argentina) 21 - 25 September 2011.
40.Ragona G., Taccori F., Lombardo A., Dal Prà A., Giorgetti V., Paladini I., Piazza A., Tellini I., Corrias F., Formato G., Brajon G. Nosemosis in Tuscany (Italy) – a monitoring project. OIE Symposium 2011 “Diagnosis and control of bee diseases”, Buenos Aires 19 e 20 Settembre 2011.
41.“First detection of Israeli acute paralysis virus (IAPV) in Italy”. Formato G., Giacomelli A., Olivia M., Aubin L., Glick E., Paldi N., Cardeti G., Cersini A., Ciabatti I. M., Palazzetti M., Granato A., Mutinelli F. (2011). Journal of Apicultural Research. 50(2): 176-177.
42.Cersini A., Milito M., Ciaschetti G., Giacomelli A., Di Santo M., Andrisano T., Antognetti V., Puccica S., Pietropaoli M., Pizzariello M., Gobbi C., Amaddeo A., Marchesi U., Formato G. (2012). First characterization of pollens from the natural area of the Majella National Park (central Italy) through melissopalynological and molecular analysis. Proceedings of the First International Conference: “The role of biobanks for research and protection of forest biodiversity”, 19-21 April 2012, Viterbo (Italy). Page 52.
43.Pietropaoli M., Bassi S., Carra E., Cersini A., Puccica S., Antognetti V., Giacomelli A., Milito M., Pizzariello M., Palazzetti M., Micarelli G., Scholl F., Formato G. “European foulbrood control strategies in central Italy”. Presentato alla 5th European Conference of Apidology “Eurbee 5”, svoltosi ad Halle an der Saale (Germania) 3-7 settembre 2012. Atti, pag. 233.
44.Ragona G., Formato G., Taccori F., Lombardo A., Cersini A., Antognetti V., Milito M., Giacomelli A., Pietropaoli M., Brajon G. Results of a honeybee health monitoring project n Tuscany (Italy): second year of activities. 5th European Conference of Apidology “Eurbee 5”, Halle an der Saale (Germania) 3-7 settembre 2012. Atti, pag. 234.
45.Cardeti G., Cersini A., Dante G., Cittadini M., Puccica S., Antognetti V., Formato G., Lavazza A., Amaddeo D. (2013) evolution in the laboratory diagnosis of honeybee viruses at Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale of Latium and Tuscany Regions, from 2004 to 2012. Proceedings of the XXXXIII International Apicultural Congress. Kyiv (Ukraine), 29 September-04 October 2013.
46.Perugini M., Amorena M., Di Santo M., Ubaldi A., Pietropaoli M., Giacomelli A., Milito M., Cersini A., Pizzariello M., Andrisano T., Amaddeo A., Scholl F., Formato G. (2013).Bees as environmental sentinels: PAHs levels in Majella National Park (Central Italy). Proceedings of the XXXXIII International Apicultural Congress. Kyiv (Ukraine), 29 September-04 October 2013. Page 348 (BH21).
47.Milito M., Giacomelli A., Franco A., Caprioli A., Cersini A., Pizzariello M., Cordaro G., Battisti A., Scholl F., Bassi S., Carra E., Dell’Aira E., Macrì S., Gende Brenda L., Pietropaoli M., Formato G. (2013). Biochemical characteristics and susceptibility to antimicrobials of Paenibacillus larvae isoltated in outbreaks of American Foulbrood of honey bees occurred in Italy and Argentina. Proceedings of the XXXXIII International Apicultural Congress. Kyiv (Ukraine), 29 September-04 October 2013. Page 348 (BH21).
48.Giacomelli A., Pietropaoli M., Milito M., Pizzariello M., Scholl F., Formato G. (2013).Is the integrated pest management against Varroa destructor the best way to increase the acaricide efficacy of low environmental impact compunds? Proceedings of the XXXXIII International Apicultural Congress. Kyiv (Ukraine), 29 September-04 October 2013. Page 352 (BH82).
49.Pietropaoli M., Perugini M., Ubaldi A., Giacomelli A., Milito M., Gobbi C., Pizzariello M., Amorena M., Scholl F., Formato G. (2013). Results of heavy metals monitoring project in honeys of Majella National Park (Central Italy). Proceedings of the XXXXIII International Apicultural Congress. Kyiv (Ukraine), 29 September-04 October 2013. Page 354 (BH118).
50.Perugini M., Amorena M., Di Santo M., Ubaldi A., Pietropaoli M., Giacomelli A., Milito M., Cersini A., Pizzariello M., Andrisano T., Amaddeo A., Scholl F., Formato G. (2013).Bees as environmental sentinels: PAHs levels in Majella National Park (Central Italy). Proceedings of the XXXXIII International Apicultural Congress. Kyiv (Ukraine), 29 September-04 October 2013. Page 348 (BH21).
51.Milito M., Giacomelli A., Franco A., Caprioli A., Cersini A., Pizzariello M., Cordaro G., Battisti A., Scholl F., Bassi S., Carra E., Dell’Aira E., Macrì S., Gende Brenda L., Pietropaoli M., Formato G. (2013). Biochemical characteristics and susceptibility to antimicrobials of Paenibacillus larvae isoltated in outbreaks of American Foulbrood of honey bees occurred in Italy and Argentina. Proceedings of the XXXXIII International Apicultural Congress. Kyiv (Ukraine), 29 September-04 October 2013. Page 348 (BH21).
52.Giacomelli A., Pietropaoli M., Milito M., Pizzariello M., Scholl F., Formato G. (2013).Is the integrated pest management against Varroa destructor the best way to increase the acaricide efficacy of low environmental impact compunds? Proceedings of the XXXXIII International Apicultural Congress. Kyiv (Ukraine), 29 September-04 October 2013. Page 352 (BH82).
53.Pietropaoli M., Perugini M., Ubaldi A., Giacomelli A., Milito M., Gobbi C., Pizzariello M., Amorena M., Scholl F., Formato G. (2013). Results of heavy metals monitoring project in honeys of Majella National Park (Central Italy). Proceedings of the XXXXIII International Apicultural Congress. Kyiv (Ukraine), 29 September-04 October 2013. Page 354 (BH118).
54.Pietropaoli M., Giacomelli A., Milito M., Gobbi C., Scholl F., Formato G. (2012). "Integrated pest management strategies against Varroa destructor: the use of oxalic acid combined with innovative cages to obtain the absence of brood" European Journal of Integrative Medicine Vol. 4, Supplement 1: 93. Available at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1876382012007809 (IF 2012: 0,55).
55.Cersini A., Bellucci V., Lucci S., Mutinelli F., Granato A., Porrini C., Felicioli A., Formato G. (2013). First isolations of Kashmir Bee Virus (KBV) in Italy. Journal of Apicultural Research. 52 (2): 54-55. DOI 10.3896/IBRA.1.52.2.08. Available at: http://www.ibra.org.uk/articles/First-isolation-of-Kashmir-bee-virus-in-Italy.