Professor of Hygiene, Director of the Specialization School for MDs, University of Florence, ITALY
Paolo Bonanni is a Full Professor of Hygiene in the Faculty of Medicine and the Director of the Specialization School for MDs in Hygiene and Preventive Medicine at the University of Florence, Italy. Professor Bonanni graduated in Medicine and Surgery (MD) in 1985 and was awarded two specialisations in Hygiene and Preventive Medicine at the University of Genoa, Italy. 

From 1992 to 2000, he was Associate Professor, before becoming a Full Professor in 2000. Professor Bonanni’s scientific activity has covered the epidemiology and prevention of infectious diseases, particularly viral hepatitis, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, influenza, measles, rubella, varicella, and, most recently, bacterial invasive diseases and human papillomavirus, including clinical trials and economic valuation of vaccination strategies. Professor Bonanni has been a member of the National Vaccination Commission of the Italian Ministry of Health, and he acts as an expert consultant for the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) based in Stockholm, Sweden. He is a member of the European Technical Group of Experts on Immunization (ETAGE) at WHO Europe, Copenhagen, Denmark. He is standing adviser of the Viral Hepatitis Prevention Board (VHPB), an international independent committee of experts in viral hepatitis prevention. He received several grants from the Italian Ministry of University on projects regarding vaccine-preventable infections and was research unit leader in 4 EU-funded projects on vaccination.