Emanuele Montomoli is Full Professor on Public Health at the University of Siena in Italy. He received his BSc and MSc in Life Sciences from University of Siena in Italy in 1995 and he earned his MBiochem in 2001. He is also Chief of Scientific Office of VisMederi srl, a private enterprise involved in management and serology for clinical trials and focussed studies with human viruses. His research interests is primarily in the field of influenza vaccines, and in particular in the study of correlates of protection. He is expert in development, standardization and validation of assays for antibody detection.
He has conducted many clinical and laboratory research studies to evaluate immunogenicity and efficacy of traditional and new influenza vaccines. Recently he has participated in protocols for development and evaluation of new molecules as adjuvants. He has also undertook in planning and execution of European seroepidemiological studies for emerging infectious disease in collaboration with WHO Regional Office and eCDC.
In 2012 and in 2016 he was elected in the Scientific Advisory Board of international Society for Influenza and other Respiratory Viral Diseases (ISIRV). In 2015 he was Scientific Coordinator for one European Project IMI (Innovative Medicine Initiative) titled “Standardization and development of assays for assessment of influenza vaccine correlates of protection (FLUCOP)” (IMI-JU-10-2013-01, Grant Agreement No 115672). He has organized 1st, 2nd and 3rd edition of the Summer School on influenza in Siena with the support of ISIRV. Over the years, he has published almost 70 scientific papers and reviews, and written several chapters in textbooks.