Francesco Berti

Francesco Berti, PhD

Scientific Director, Technical R&D

GSK Vaccines


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Dr. Berti earned his bachelor and PhD degrees in Physical Chemistry at the University of Siena (Italy). He joined GSK Vaccines as a young scientist and in the following 10 years was appointed Project Leader, Lab Head, Unit Head, Head of Vaccine Chemistry and Formulation Department and Head of Antigen Design Department. In April 2018, Dr. Berti was appointed Scientific Director – Technical R&D, which is his current position. Dr. Berti has also served as a visiting scientist at the Institute of Biological Sciences in Ottawa, Canada, and at the Genomic Institute of Novartis Foundation in La Jolla, CA. For the last 15 years, he has been working on research and development of several carbohydrate-based vaccines, particularly focusing on carbohydrate- and protein-based antigens against bacterial and viral infections. He has authored and co-authored of approximately 80 published scientific papers and reviews and more than 20 patents.