Evelina Tacconelli (MD, PhD) is Professor of Infectious Diseases, Head of the Division of Infectious Disease and Medical Director of the Comprehensive Infectious Diseases Center (CIDiC) at the University Hospital of Tübingen, Germany. She has been Lecturer on Medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. She was recipient of award from the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) for research excellence. Consultant for WHO and ECDC on antimicrobial resistance and infection control. Main areas of her scientific interest are epidemiology, clinical and therapeutic aspects of healthcare-associated infections and preventive measures aimed to reduce the spreading of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. She is the ESCMID Education Officer for Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology. Author and co-author of more than 150 papers listed in SCI-JCR and NIH Medline.