Marco Cavaleri is the head of the office of biological health threats and vaccines strategy at the European Medicines Agency (EMA). He is the Chair of the EMA COVID-19 Taskforce and responsible for EMA activities for emergent pathogens, vaccines and AMR.

Marco is a pharmacologist who has spent several years in the industry within research and development mainly in the area of anti-infectives covering different positions in preclinical and clinical development. In 2005 he joined the EMA as scientific administrator in the scientific advice and orphan drugs sector, specifically being in charge of anti-infectives and vaccines scientific advice procedures. In 2009, he was appointed as head of section for anti-infectives and vaccines in the safety & efficacy Sector, Human Medicines Development and Evaluation Unit.

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