Giovanni Delogu, PhD, is Associate Professor of Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (Roma, Italy) – and Head of the Department of Laboratory Medicine at the Mater Olbia Hospital (Olbia, Italy). The main scientific interests involve research on tuberculosis (TB) and mycobacterial infections from different perspectives including: pathogenesis and host-pathogen interaction of TB using in vitro and in vivo models; development and evaluation of new antimicrobials and host-directed therapies against TB and other bacterial pathogens; microbiological and immunological diagnosis of TB; WGS and molecular epidemiology of TB; surveillance of antimicrobial resistance. Research in this field has been funded in the last ten years by the EU (FP6 & 7), Italian Minister of Health, Italian Minister of University and Scientific Research. The expertise gained in the TB field over 25 years have also been transferred to other fields of microbiology and infectious diseases, with a special focus on molecular microbiology, development and evaluation of new diagnostic systems.
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