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Section Board for 'Infectious Diseases' (27)

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Dr. Marco Sebastiani
Section Editor-in-Chief
Rheumatology Unit, Department of Surgery, Medicine, Dentistry and Morphological Sciences with Transplant Surgery, Oncology and Regenerative Medicine Relevance, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, 41121 Modena, Italy
Interests: rheumatoid arthritis; biologic disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs; mixed cryoglobulinemia; interstitial pneumonia; nailfold videocapillaroscopy
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Dr. Miguel A. Martín-Acebes
Department of Biotechnology, Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA), 28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: virus; arbovirus; flavivirus; dengue; West Nile; Zika; zoonoses; lipid; virus–host interaction; sphingolipids; fatty acids; metabolism; antivirals; vaccines
Prof. Dr. Emanuele Durante-Mangoni
Unit of Infectious & Transplant Medicine, Department of Precision Medicine, and AORN Ospedali dei Colli, University of Campania 'Luigi Vanvitelli', 80131 Napoli, Italy
Interests: endocarditis; transplant infectious diseases; multidrug resistant infections
Prof. Dr. Robert Flisiak
Department of Infectious Diseases and Hepatology, Medical University of Białystok, Białystok, Poland
Interests: infectious diseases; viral hepatitis; liver; COVID-19
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Prof. Dr. Aldo Venuti
HPV Unit-UOSD Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy-IRCCS Regina Elena National Cancer Institute, 00144 Rome, Italy
Interests: viral infections; HPV infection; cervical cancer; head and neck cancer; skin cancer; rare tumors; DNA vaccines; non-viral vectors; nucleic acid vectors; biopharmaceuticals; drug delivery systems; cancer therapy; molecular biology of DNA viruses
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Prof. Dr. Kaio Kitazato
Department of Clinical Research Pharmacy, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan
Interests: immunology of infectious diseases; cellular biology; viral infection; vaccination; molecular virology; virus diseases; viral immunology; vaccine development; antivirals; infectious immunology; antiviral activity; antiviral immunity; virus–host interactions; gut microbiome
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Dr. Martin John Dedicoat

Infectious Diseases, Heartlands Hospital, Bordesley Green East, Birmingham B9 5SS, UK
Interests: tuberculosis; mycobacteria; non-tuberculosis mycobacteria; zoonosis; epidemiology
Dr. Valeria Ghisetti
ASL Citta Torino, Lab Microbiol & Virol, Turin, Italy
Interests: clinical virology; hepatitis B; hepatitis C; cytomegalovirus; papillomavirus; SARS CoV-2; point-of-care-testing; infectious disease
Prof. Dr. Megan Murray
Brigham and Women's Hospital, 02115, Boston, MA, USA
Interests: tuberculosis; infectious disease
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Prof. Dr. Francisco J. Medrano
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Internal Medicine Service, Virgen del Rocio University Hospital, Institute of Biomedicine of Sevilla (IBiS), Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Epidemiología y Salud Pública of Spain (CIBERESP), University of Seville, 41013 Seville, Spain
Interests: epidemiology; infectious diseases; infectious diseases immunity; Pneumocystis; chronic lung diseases; heart failure; Host Microbial Interactions; Microbiota
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Prof. Dr. Carlo Tascini
Infectious Diseases Clinic, Udine University Hospital, Udine, Italy
Interests: infection; infectious disease epidemiology; infectious disease transmission; clinical infectious diseases; drug resistance; infectious disease diagnostics; infectious disease control and prevention
Prof. Dr. Jose Bordon
School of Medicine and Health Sciences, George Washington University, Washington, DC 20037, USA
Interests: HIV; HCV; hepatitis B virus; pneumonia; pneumococcal pneumonia; tuberculosis; host response; gene therapy; COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; influenza
Prof. Dr. Olga Zaborina
Department of Surgery, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Interests: quorum sensing; infection; antibiotic resistance; microbial pathogenesis; gut microbiome; surgery
Prof. Dr. Benoit Guery
Infectious Diseases Unit, Department of Medicine, Lausanne University Hospital and University of Lausanne, Rue du Bugnon 46, 1011 Lausanne, Switzerland
Interests: infectious diseases
Prof. Dr. Abdullah Al-Taiar
School of Community & Environmental Health, College of Health Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529, USA
Interests: epidemiology; nutrition; malaria; neonatal infections; childhood obesity; vitamin D
Dr. Silvia Nozza
San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Via Stamira d’Ancona 20, 20127 Milano, Italy
Interests: HIV; vaccine; prevention
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Prof. Dr. Amalia Porta
Department of Pharmacy, University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy
Interests: Helicobacter pylori infection; host-pathogen interaction; gastrointestinal TFF1 protein; epigentic mechanisms
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Dr. Jan Kehrmann
Institute of Medical Microbiology, University Hospital Essen, University of Duisburg-Essen, Virchowstrasse 179, D- 45147 Essen, Germany
Interests: microbiome; mycobacteria; regulatory T cells
Dr. Wojciech Rozek
Department of Virology, National Veterinary Research Institute, Partyzantow 57, 24-100 Pulawy, Poland
Interests: viruses; proteomics; molecular virology; influenza; herpesviruses; virus-host interactions
Prof. Dr. Sandra Ciesek
Director of the Institute of Medical Virology, University Hospital Frankfurt, Paul-Ehrlich-Str. 40, D-60590 Frankfurt, Germany
Interests: viruses; hepatitis B virus; hepatitis C virus; hepatitis D virus; polyomavirus; flavivirus
Prof. Dr. Patrik Medstrand
Department of Laboratory Medicine Malmö, Lund University and Skane University Hospital, Lund, Sweden
Interests: HIV; hepatitis; viral infection; molecular epidemiology; viral evolution; HIV infection; HIV disease progression
Prof. Dr. Laurence Delhaes
Department of Parasitology-Mycology, Inserm U1045, Faculty of Medicine & Hospital of Bordeaux University, 33 000 Bordeaux, France
Interests: mycobiome; microbiome; inter-kingdom network; ecological model; chronic respiratory diseases; cystic fibrosis; COPD; asthma; pulmonary exacerbation; aspergillus; mold; candida; yeast; NGS; fungal molecular epidemiology; fungal taxonomy; genotype–phenotype correlations; genomics; personalized medicine
Dr. Elena Criscuolo
Laboratory of Microbiology and Virology, “Vita-Salute” San Raffaele University, 20132 Milan, Italy
Interests: monoclonal antibodies; immunology; infectious diseases; virology; herpesviruses
Prof. Dr. Joseph John Mattapallil
Department of Microbiology & Immunology, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University, 4301 Jones Bridge Road, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA
Interests: immunology; virology; Zika virus; dengue virus; yellow fever virus; HIV; SIV; animal models; viral vaccines; viral immunopathogenesis
Dr. Lara Costantini
Department of Ecological and Biological Sciences (DEB), Tuscia University, Largo dell’Università snc, 01100 Viterbo, Italy
Interests: omega-3 fatty acids; gut microbiota; retinoic acid; ATRA resistance; solid cancer; breast microbiota; breast cancer
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Prof. Dr. Loredana Sarmati
Clinical Infectious Diseases, Department of System Medicine, Tor Vergata University, 00133 Rome, Italy
Interests: HIV infection; HBV infection; hacquired hospital infections; fungal infection
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Dr. Emanuele Nicastri
National Institute for Infectious Diseases Lazzaro Spallanzani-IRCCS, Rome, Italy
Interests: infectious diseases; emerging and remerging infectious diseases; tropical sisease; virology; pharmaco epidemiology; clinical trials
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