She was born in Treviglio (BG) on the 10th of September 1965. In 1979 she started her studies in Agricultural Technology Institute  “G. Cantoni” of Treviglio (l’Istituto Tecnico Agrario “G.Cantoni” di Trevigli) and graduated in July 1984 with a vote of 48/60. In 1984 she was employed with a temporary contract at the Assessorato Provinciale Agricoltura  of Bergamo.

In 1985 she began to work as a freelance lab technician at the Consorzio Provinciale Fecondazione Artificiale of Bergamo. Her work was dedicated to Sperm Study and Cytogenics. During the collaboration years she took part in a Pilot Plan (Piano Pilota) financed by the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies (MiPAAF).

In 1994 she was employed at Institute Spallanzani where she was dedicated to Sperm study and Cryobiology.

From 2003 to 2006 she organized and set up a new installation for the department of Aquaculture of the Institute, where after three years of activity she started to focus on hatchery with the production of  phytozooplankton, the breeding of larvae of sea bream and sea bass and fresh and salt waters fish breeders. She was responsible for the freezing of the semen material and for the fertilisation of the eggs of the bred species.

In 2007  she was assigned to the position of “RSPP” assistant for the tasks imposed by the Legislative Decree No 81/2008 of  the Institute. She was responsible for retention of the documents, contacts between the labs and RSPP and for the planning and training of the staff on security measurements.

In 2007  she was assiged as a contact person for the Seminology lab and for the official control to the correctness of the self-certification of the frozen sperm according to the Law n°30/91.

From 2008 until 2010 she took part in the definition, organization and preparation of the documents and operative protocols in the area for which the certification was requested, and this according to UNI EN ISO 9001:2008 norm, this as part of the official semen control of May 2010.

From 2012 until 2013 she was assigned as head of the lab dedicated to the production of the horse seminal material at the Centro di Incremento Ippico of Crema in collaboration with the Institute.

In 2015 she became head of the Cryobiology Lab.

Since 1985 she has published over 60 scientific and technical works in national and international journals and in conference proceedings.

The main publications

  • Galli A., Bornaghi V., Basetti M., Martignoni M., Balduzzi D., Moretti M., “Maximizing frozen bovine semen production at an artificial insemination center”, Theriogenology, 34 (6), p. 1129, 1990.

  • Galli A., Bornaghi V., Aleandri R. “Use of buffalo frozen semen in large herds in north Italy”, Dom. Anim., 37, p. 233, 2002

  • Gaviraghi, V. Bornaghi, A. Severgnini, R. Vanni, C. Bonacina, A. Galli “Freezability of equine sperm: a preliminary study on two commercial extenders”, Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 32(8):486–487. DOI:10.1016/j.jevs.2012.06.043.

  • Gaviraghi, R. Puglisi, D. Balduzzi, A. Severgnini, V. Bornaghi, G. Bongioni, A. Frana, L.M. Gandini, A. Lukaj, C. Bonacina, A. Galli “Minimum number of spermatozoa per dose in Mediterranean Italian buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) using sexed frozen semen and conventional artificial insemination”, 2013, Theriogenology, ISSN: 0093-691X, 79(8): p. 1171-1176.

  • Amadesi, A. Frana, L.M. Gandini, V. Bornaghi, K. Parati, G. Bongioni, R. Puglisi, A. Galli (2014) 1-7. Comparison between primary sex ratio in spermatozoa of bulls and secondary sex ratio in the deriving offspring. Theriogenology 83, 199-205, 2015. doi:10.1016/j.theriogenology.2014.09.014.

The main Conferences

  • Galli A., Bornaghi V., Balduzzi D., Buttazzoni L., Aleandri R., “Sexual behaviour and semen quality to Italian Buffalo”, Proc. 3rd World Buffalo Congress, Sofia, Bulgaria, 3, p. 562, 1991.

  • Galli A., Bornaghi V., Balduzzi D., Signori T., Enne G., “Study of association between motility, morphology and two tests of membrane integrity in bovine frozen semen”, Proc. of Progress in Embryo Technology and genetic engineering in cattle and sheep breeding, Krakow, Poland; 1994

  • Galli A., Bornaghi V., Aleandri R. “Artificial insemination with buffalo frozen semen in large herds in north Italy”, 3rd Asian Buffalo Congr., Kandy, Sri Lanka, 2000

  • Galli, R. Aleandri, Bornaghi, D. Balduzzi “Production and use of frozen semen in aquaculture”, Proc. Europ. Aquac. Soc. (EAS), Barcelona, Spain, p. 358-359, 2004.

  • Bornaghi V., Gaviraghi A., Vanni R., Arabi S., Galli A. “Improving the artificial insemination management in Mediterranean sheep: a field trial in Comisana and Massese breeds”, Proc. 17th ICAR, Vancouver, Canada, Reprod. Dom. Anim., 47, Suppl.4, 2852, 2012. DOI: 10.1111/j.1439-0531.2012.02119.x