Alberto Mantovani, MD, is Emeritus Professor at Humanitas University and Scientific Director of the Istituto Clinico Humanitas. He trained and worked at the Chester Beatty Research Institute, London, UK, and at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA. He served as Head of Department of Immunology and Cell Biology, Istituto Mario Negri, Milan, Italy. He has contributed to the advancement of knowledge in the field of Immunology formulating new paradigms and identifying new molecules and functions. He is one of the most quoted immunologists. For his research activity he has received several national and international awards.