Andrea Crisanti is professor of Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology and director of the Department of Molecular Medicine at the University of Padua, Italy. Previously he was professor of Molecular Parasitology at Imperial College, London, UK, and Professor of Clinical Microbiology at the University of Perugia, Italy. He pioneered the molecular biology of the human malaria vector Anopheles gambiae and made a number of important scientific contributions on the genetic and molecular knowledge of the malaria parasite and its mosquito vector. He is editor-in-chief of Pathogens and Global Health.
He is responsible for the anti-COVID-19 task force of the Veneto region, one of the first Italian regions affected by the epidemic.