Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Italy
Barbara Ensoli (M.D., Ph.D.) is the Director of the NAC. Since 1996 she is conducting an HIV Tat-based vaccine program, currently in advanced clinical phase. She has coordinated several international and national research programs in Europe and Developing countries. She has also coordinated and has been the sponsor of 5 clinical trials with the Tat-based vaccine and 4 observational studies in Italy and South Africa. She is a member of the WHO-UNAIDS Vaccine Advisory Committee and EMBO and Vice-President of the National AIDS Committee of the Italian Ministry of Health. She is a member of the European Research Council (ERC).