Professor and Director, One Health Centre of Excellence (University of Florida)
Ilaria Capua, DVM, PhD, PhD H.C., is full professor and Director of the One Health Centre of Excellence at the University of Florida. Veterinarian by training and virologist by passion, she has also been a Member of the Italian Parliament for over three years (2013-2016). She has authored over 220 scientific publications in peer reviewed journals and has published scientific books on Avian Influenza and Newcastle disease and 4 books for the general public. She is active in the field of science communication and in promoting female leadership in the scientific arena. She regularly contributes columns and editorials to mainstream Italian press.