Invited Speakers » Prof A. Lanzavecchia
Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Switzerland
Antonio Lanzavecchia earned a degree in Medicine from the University of Pavia where he specialized in Pediatrics and in Infectious Diseases. From 1983 to 1999 he was member of the Basel Institute for Immunology and since 1999 he is the founding director of the Institute for Research in Biomedicine in Bellinzona, Switzerland. He taught Immunology at the Universities of Genoa and Siena and since 2009 is professor of Human Immunology at the ETH Zurich. Awarded with the EMBO medal and the Cloëtta prize, Dr. Lanzavecchia has published more than 250 papers. His research has covered several aspects of human immunology: from antigen processing and presentation to dendritic cell biology, from lymphocyte activation and traffic to immunological memory and human monoclonal antibodies.