Sergio Bonini is Professor of Internal Medicine and Research Associate at the Italian National Research Council (CNR), Institute of Translational Pharmacology, Rome. From 2013 to 2017 he was Expert-on-Secondment at the European Medicines Agency. He is Member of the Scientific Committee of the Italian Embassy in London.
M.D. degree at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 1971. Board certified in Allergology and Clinical Immunology (1972), Gastroenterology (1973) and Internal Medicine (1984).
Research of Prof. Bonini has mainly focused on allergic and autoimmune diseases (Charles Blackley Awardee in 2010) as well as on the role of Nerve Growth Factor in allergic inflammation and tissue remodelling. Scientific production of Prof. Bonini includes approx. 500 publications (more than 250 indexed by ISI). H-index 65. The most cited papers include the original description of a late-phase reaction in the eye, the first report on the potential relevance of NGF in asthma and allergic inflammation, the description of genetic and environmental factors (infections, smoking, physical activity) influencing allergy phenotypes.
President of the Italian Medical Society in Great Britain in 2016-2018, he is Past-President (1998-2001) of the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology and Honorary member of the Rumenian Academy of Sciences and of the Belgian, Hungarian and Argentinian Societies of Allergology and Clinical Immunology. He has been part of several international (WHO, IAACI-WAO, EAACI, AAAAI, European Medicines Agency) and national (Ministry of Health, Italian Drug Agency) expert board panels. Co-founder of Allergy, he is editorial board member and/or referee of several journals.