Dr. Rino Rappuoli has been chosen to receive the 2011 ESCMID Award for Excellence on Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases by the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID). He has been awarded the prize in recognition of his outstanding contributions in the field of vaccines and vaccinology. The award of €10,000 will be presented to the researcher at the 21st ECCMID / 27th ICC meeting in Milan, Italy, which takes place from 7 to 10 May 2011.
Rappuoli is the co-editor of two Springer books, Influenza Vaccines for the Future and Replicating Vaccines, both in the book series Birkhäuser Advances in Infectious Diseases. He is also the author of numerous articles in Springer journals.
The ESCMID Award for Excellence in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases recognizes and rewards an outstanding lifetime contribution in the areas of science, education or professional affairs in clinical microbiology and/or infectious diseases.