A new recognition for the Italian scientific research, and a reason of satisfaction for the Fondazione Achille Sclavo: last July our co-founder and vice-president Rino Rappuoli, has joined, as a foreign member, the Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge.
The President, Council, and Fellows of the Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge, commonly known as the Royal Society, is one of the oldest associations and numbers the most eminent scientists in the world. Founded in 1660 with the aim of promoting science towards the development and growth of the entire humanity, it has counted among its members the Italians Carlo Rubbia, Rita Levi Montalcini and Alessandro Volta.
Rino expressed his enthusiasm stating: “I am proud and excited to become part of this prestigious association. Each of us is passionate about the discovery of something new; it is part of the human curiosity and I’m lucky to have found something that I love to do: to develop vaccines that prevent diseases that would otherwise remain without solution. I consider the honor awarded to me by the Royal Society as a recognition first of all of the value of Vaccinology and its benefits, for the protection of collective health. I spent my whole life as a scientist in order for this value to be established, and I will continue to do my best to this end also in the future. I think, in fact, that scientific research, technological innovation and good practices of access to vaccines are one of of the essential keys for global growth and for the sustainability of our way of life”.
This prestigious recognition comes after years of efforts spent by Rino Rappuoli to innovate the methods of research and development of new vaccines able to prevent diseases not yet eradicated, but still dangerous and deadly worldwide.