Alberto Mantovani - Curriculum Vitae#

Alberto Mantovani was born October 29, 1948 in Milan, where he graduated in Medicine in 1973. After specializing in oncology, he worked in England at the Chester Beatty Research Institute in London (1975-1976), in the United States at the National Institutes of Health (1978, 1979 and 1985-1986) and as Head of the Department of Immunology and Cell Biology of the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research in Milan (1996-2005). From 1994 to 2001 he was Professor of General Pathology, University of Brescia and from 2001-2014 Full Professor of General Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Milan. Since October 2005 he is Scientific Director of the Istituto Clinico Humanitas and President of the Humanitas Foundation for Research. Since October 2014 he is Full Professor of General Pathology at Humanitas University in Rozzano, Milan, Italy.

His interests have always been focused on the mechanisms of immunological defense, innate immunity in particular, and cancer. He has contributed to the advancement of knowledge in this area both formulating new paradigms and by identifying new molecules and functions.

For his research activity he has received several national and international awards, including in 2016 the Triennial OECI Award from the Organization of the European Cancer Institutes and the Robert Koch Award..He is President of the International Union of Immunological Societies. He served in the Board of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) (2007-2010). He has served in the Board of national and international scientific societies, including the International Cytokine Society (President, 2009-2010). He is EMBO Member and Member of Accademia dei Lincei. For several years now, bibliometric analyses have indicated that he is one of the most quoted immunologists ( The broad impact of the contribution of Alberto Mantovani is testified by citations. As of February 2017 he has over 91,800 (Scopus), 66,700 (Web of Science) or 160,000 (Google Scholar) citations and an H-index of 147 (Scopus), 120 (Web of Science) or 191 (Google Scholar).

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