Roberto Burioni – Keynote Speaker

Physician and Professor of Microbiology & Virology

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Specialist Subjects

  • Covid-19
  • Coronavirus
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Vaccines
  • Pandemics


  • English
  • Italian


Doctor and Professor of Microbiology and Virology at the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan, Dr. Roberto Burioni founded the magazine “Medical Facts” for the dissemination of scientific culture. He is at the forefront in the fight against disinformation in the medical field and in particular in the field of vaccines.

Born in Pesaro in 1962, Dr Roberto Burioni graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome and obtained his PhD in Microbiological and Virological Sciences at the University of Genoa. He attended the Centers for disease control in Atlanta and the Wistar Institute of the University of Pennsylvania as a visiting student, and was a visting scientist at the Center for molecular genetics of the University of California and a visiting investigator at the Scripps Immunology Department in the Research Institute La Jolla in California.

Dr Roberto Burioni also served as Researcher at the Gemelli Polyclinic of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Rome and later moved to the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ancona, where he held the position as Chair of Virology at the Faculty of Science. Since 2004 he has been working at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan, first as associate professor, then as full professor of Microbiology and Virology.

Dr Burioni is the author of numerous scientific works and very active as a ‘popularizer’. He published, among others, “The vaccine is not an opinion: Vaccinations explained to those who just don’t want to understand them” (Mondadori), “The conspiracy of donkeys: Why science cannot be democratic”(Rizzoli), “Deadly bales: Better to live with science than to die with charlatans” (Rizzoli) and “Homeopathy: Lies, Legends and Truths” (Rizzoli).

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