Claudio Galli, MD PhD, was born in Roma, Italy on February 10th, 1956, is married with Barbara and has one son (Flavio) and one daughter (Diana).
He graduated in Medicine in 1980 and specialized in Gastrointestinal diseases in 1984 (“Sapienza” University, Roma, Italy). In 1988, he obtained a PhD in infectious diseases with a research project on occult hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in patients with HIV/AIDS.
From 1998 – 2007, he was a Professor at contract the University of Roma “La Sapienza”, specialty schools of Microbiology and Clinical Pathology.
He was hired by Abbott Diagnostics in 1988 and still works there, currently holding the position of Associate Director, Medical and Scientific Liaison Europe. In this position he coordinates studies and evaluations for diagnostic and prognostic markers and his principal fields of activity are: infectious diseases (viral hepatitis, retroviruses, ToRC), neoplastic diseases and cardiovascular, renal and metabolic diseases.
A key achievement has been a research project with the National Institute of Health (ISS) In Roma, Italy that allowed to validate a simple laboratory procedure for evaluating the antibody avidity towards HIV, that allows for an estimate of HIV incidence in surveillance programs.
He has authored or co-authored so far 61 papers on international peer-reviewed journals and 140 more on national journals and is also a reviewer for Clinical Microbiology and Infection, Blood Transfusion, BMC Gastroenterology and Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine. Claudio has participated as a speaker in more than 100 congresses and CME courses.