Dr. Alberto Mantovani is professor of pathology at the Humanitas University in Milan and scientific director of the Istituto Clinico Humanitas. His attention has been focused on molecular mechanisms of innate immunity and inflammation. He has contributed to the advancement of knowledge in the field of immunology formulating new paradigms and identifying new molecules and functions. For his research activity, he has received several national and international awards, including in 2016 the Triennial OECI Award from the Organization of the European Cancer Institutes and the Robert Koch Award for his contribution to tumor immunology and immunotherapy. The broad impact of his contributions is testified by citations. As of February 2018, he has over 101,958 citations and an H–index of 153 (source: Scopus).