(ANSA) – ROME, MARCH 29 – The immunologist Anthony Fauci has agreed to work informally as strategic adviser to Rino Rappuoli, scientific director of the Biotecnopolo di Siena, an institution founded by the ministries of University, Health, Economy and of Economic Development with the aim of devoting himself to applied research in biotechnology and life sciences. This was announced by the Biotecnopolo Foundation. The availability of Fauci, one of the world’s leading experts in the field of infectious diseases and medical consultant to seven presidents of the United States, was welcomed by Nobel laureate Giorgio Parisi, member of the board of directors of the Foundation.
“Fauci’s willingness to operate as an informal advisor – Parisi said – is a fundamental step in making the Biotechnopole the Italian hub for research, study and pandemic prevention”. The Biotechnopole, he observed, is in fact the embodiment of the document ‘Preparation for pandemics and the role of science’, drawn up by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei and endorsed by the G20 Academies in 2021. “Fauci has multi-decade relationships with Italian scientists. These relationships – underlined Parisi – indicate how much the value and rigor of Italian science are recognized: they constitute the most concrete spur to launch, in the shortest possible time, the activity of a Center which can represent a global recognition of the excellence of Italian science “. (HANDLE).
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