(Not executive function)
and Chief Scientific Officer
Emanuele Montomoli is Full Professor of Hygiene and Public Health at the University of Siena, Italy. He received his BSc and MSc in Life Sciences from the University of Siena, Italy in 1997 and he earned his MBiochem in 2001.
His research interests are primarily in the field of influenza vaccines, and in particular in the study of correlates of protection. He is an expert in the 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 the development and evaluation of new molecules as adjuvants. He has also undertook planning and execution of European seroepidemiological studies for emerging infectious diseases in collaboration with WHO Regional Office and eCDC.
In 2012, he was appointed in the Scientific Advisory Board of international Society for Influenza and other Respiratory Viral Diseases (ISIRV).
In 2015, he became Scientific Coordinator for a European IMI (Innovative Medicine Initiative) Project 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 the 1st, 2nd and 3rd editions 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.
In VisMederi, he is in charge with the position of Chief Scientific Officer and not executive President.
Chief Executive Officer
After graduating from the University of Siena (Degree in Economics and Banking) in 1999, he has been working as Head of Logistics in a pharmaceutical company and as Analyst & Programmer in a banking group. In 2004, he started a Freelance activity as Management Consultant, carrying out consultancy and advising activities with a focus on Planning of Programming and Management Control Systems. Since 2009, also in cooperation with Confindustria Siena, he has been working as a Temporary Manager with a focus on the following areas: Value Stream Mapping Analysis, Balanced Scorecard Models, Lean Management and Lean Office, Business Process Management. He has been a member of the Board and Vice President of Siena Casa Spa (company that manages the real estate assets of the municipalities of the Province of Siena). For Confesercenti, Confcommercio and Industrial Association, he has worked as a professor in courses of lean manufacturing and lean management, applied computer science, internal control and organizational model, organization, organizational design, management control. In 2016, he is Contract Professor of Computer Science at the University of Siena, Italy.
Chief Operating Officer
Giulia graduated in Biology, with a Physiopathology degree at the University of Siena in 2008. She obtained a Ph.D. in Molecular Medicine in 2011, while training at Epidemiology and Molecular Laboratories under the mentorship of Prof. E. Montomoli; her main task consisted in laboratory assays targeting humoral immune response for flu viruses. Since 2012, she has been working on a Post Doc in the areas of humoral and cellular immunity induced by influenza vaccine and research in correlates of protection; she is performing part of her internship at VisMederi, which includes the handling of biological samples to assess immunological and molecular response to exposure to flu viruses or specific viral antigens.
Chief Development Officer
Alessandro graduated in Biology obtaining his Bachelor’s Degree in 2009 and a Master’s Degree in Molecular Evolution in 2013 at the University of Siena. He worked for six months in a big company in the field of Life Sciences. In November 2013, he won a competition for PhD students in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Siena. In the first year, he worked on a project of Influenza Micro-Neutralization and Viral Growth in various cell lines. In the summer of 2015, he spent five months at the Influenza Centre in Bergen, Norway, under the direction of Professor Rebecca Jane Cox, studying the field of validation of new serological assays for IgA and IgG detection. From 2016 to 2020 he worked as a Project Leader in VisMederi Research managing a research group involved in the set-up and standardization of new serological assays for different infectious diseases including the new SARS-CoV-2 pandemic strain. He is currently working as a Project Director in VisMederi managing clinical trial studies and research collaborations with private and public Italian organizations.
Chief Facilities Officer
Elisa graduated in Biology, then obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology in 2004 and her Specialization Degree in Medical Biology in 2006 at the University of Siena. In March 2012, she earned a Doctorate with the addition of the title “Doctor Europaeus” in Molecular Medicine at the University of Siena. In the first year of her PhD, using various serological assays, she performed several clinical phase II, III and some pre-clinical studies to analyze the immunogenicity of influenza vaccines at the Molecular Epidemiology Laboratory under the supervision of Prof. Emanuele Montomoli. She spent the second year of her PhD program in London at the Health Protection Agency laboratories coordinated by Prof. M. Zambon, where she carried out several methods for the analysis of antibodies to avian and human Influenza strains, as well as for the growth and maintenance of mammalian cell lines, influenza virus propagation and harvest from cell culture and eggs. She finished the last year of her PhD at VisMederi, where her main tasks were related to cell culture and serological assays such as Single Radial Haemolysis assay (SRH), Haemagglutination Inhibition assay (HI), Microneutralization assay (MN) and also ELISA assay for serological detection of anti-Pertussis, anti-Diphtheria and anti-Tetanus antibodies. Currently she is working as head of laboratories. With the Project Leaders she plans the Lab activities. She keeps under control the expire date of calibration and maintenance of instruments ensuring that they are functioning properly. She manages the reagents and sera storage. She ensures all users of the lab are wearing the appropriate PPE in the laboratories BSL2, BSL2+, BSL3. She collaborates with quality system: SOP revision, change control and deviation related to laboratories.
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