Emanuele Montomoli is Full Professor of Hygiene and 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.
In 2008, he funded VisMederi srl, a private enterprise involved in management and
serology for clinical trials and focussed studies with human viruses for pharmaceutical
companies. Actually, he has a role of Chief Scientific Officer.
His research interest 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 undertaken planning and execution of European
seroepidemiological studies for emerging infectious disease in collaboration with WHO
Regional Office and eCDC.
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
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.