Donata Medaglini is Full Professor of Microbiology, Head of the Laboratory of Microbial Immunity in the Department of Medical Biotechnology at the University of Siena, Italy.
DM is the Italian Representative for “Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology, Advanced Manufacturing and Processing” in the Horizon 2020 EU Programme Committee.
She holds a PhD in Microbiology from the University of Genova. From 1992-1994 she was Research Associate in the Laboratory of Bacterial Pathogenesis and Immunology at The Rockefeller University (New York).
From 1996 till 2001 she was non-tenured Professor of Microbiology at the University of Siena.
In 2001-2003 she was National Expert at the European Commission, DG Research and Innovation.
Since 2003 is Professor of Microbiology at the University of Siena.
DM research activity is in the field of microbiology, vaccines and advanced immunization technologies, her recent studies are focussed on the modulation of primary immune response by different vaccine adjuvants and on the transcriptomic analysis of vaccine immune response.
She is author/co-author of several publications in international peer-reviewed journals.