Roberto Burioni

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Roberto Burioni
Born (1962-12-10) December 10, 1962 (age 55)
Pesaro, Italy
Alma mater Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Graduation)
University of Genoa (PhD)
Occupation Medic, University professor

Roberto Burioni (born 10 December 1962) is an Italian scientist, Professor of Microbiology and Virology at the Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan, active in the field of research related to human monoclonal antibodies against infectious pathogens.[1]

Education and career[edit]

After graduating from the Liceo Classico Raffaello, Urbino, Italy, he received his Medical Degree from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Medical School in Rome and a Ph.D. in Microbiological Sciences from the University of Genoa .

He was a visiting student at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia and at the Wistar Institute of the University of Pennsylvania in Dr. Hilary Koprowski’s laboratory. Since 1989 he was a visiting scientist at the Center for Molecular Genetics at the University of California, San Diego, and then at the Scripps Research Institute

In November 1995, he was appointed Assistant Professor at the Medical School of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, where he stayed until 1999, when he moved as Assistant Professor in Virology at the Medical School of the Università di Ancona. In 2004 he began as an Associate Professor at the Medical School at the Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan, where eventually was appointed Full Professor of Microbiology and Virology.[2]

Scientific Dissemination[edit]

He is active as a scientific divulgator in the vaccine field.[3] In 2017 he wrote the book "Il vaccino non è un'opinione" (namely, "The vaccine is not an opinion", with subtitle "Vaccinations, explained to those who just do not want to understand them") that won the second edition of Premio Asimov (Asimov Award) for the best popular science book published in Italy in the year.


  1. ^ "roberto burioni - Google Scholar". Retrieved 2016-09-25. 
  2. ^ "Burioni Roberto - Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele". Retrieved 2016-09-25. 
  3. ^ Italy, Laura Eduati HuffPost (2016-04-12). "Meet The Italian Doctor Using Facebook To Fight Anti-Vaxxers". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2016-09-25.