Evelina Tacconelli is the Director of the Infectious Diseases Section at Verona University Hospital, Italy, and a Senior Consultant for Antimicrobial Resistance in the Department of Internal Medicine, DZIF Clinical Research Unit at the University of Tübingen, Germany.

Evelina coordinated the World Health Organization’s (WHO) priority list of antibiotic-resistant bacteria for the research and development of new effective antibiotics and the WHO project on limitations of estimates of the burden of antibiotic-resistant infections within the GLASS (Global Surveillance of Resistant Severe Infections) project. She is Chair of the European Committee for Infection Control (EUCIC) and a WHO and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) consultant for infection control and antimicrobial stewardship. Evelina has a wealth of experience participating in and coordinating European projects and networks focused on antimicrobial resistance.