Alberto Mantovani, MD, is Professor of Pathology at the Humanitas University in Rozzano, 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..The broad impact of his contributions is testified by citations. As of February 2017 he has over 91,800 (Scopus), 66,700 (Web of Science) or 160,000 (Google Scholar) citations and an H-index of 147 (Scopus), 120 (Web of Science) or 191 (Google Scholar).