Advanced Research on Microbial Biofilms— a Themed Issue in Honor of Professor Gianfranco Donelli

Advanced Research on Microbial Biofilms— a Themed Issue in Honor of Professor Gianfranco Donelli

A Special Issue in honor of Professor Gianfranco Donelli’s contributions to the microbial biofilms

Professor Gianfranco  Donelli is one of the leading biomedical scientists in Italy, and a pioneer in the field of microbial biofilms, with a rich and extended  career on this field:

  • He received a master’s degree in biology from the Sapienza University of Rome in 1966.
  • From 1967  he carried out research at the Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS—Italian National Institute of Health) in Rome.
  • He began working in the field of molecular biology and ultrastructure of bacteriophages and human intestinal viruses.
  • In 1975 he was appointed Director of the Electron Microscopy Unit and in 1979 he became the Research Director in molecular biology.
  • From 1982–1996 he led the Laboratory of Ultrastructures of ISS, dedicating his  research to microbiology with an emphasis on the mechanism of action and pathogenesis of toxins and other bacterial virulence factors.
  • From 2000–2022, Professor Donelli served as Director of the Microbial Biofilm Laboratory at the Fondazione Santa Lucia research hospital in Rome. During these years, his research focused on biofilm-related healthcare-associated infections and strategies to prevent the development of microbial biofilms in the human body. He has authored of more than 200 full-length papers which have been cited more than 14,500 times. He has also edited numerous books and arranged numerous meetings and workshops in the field of microbial biofilms.

In recognition of Prof. Donelli’s scientific and educational work, this Special Issue welcomes the submission of original research manuscripts or review articles on all aspects of microbial biofilms.


In order to submit your manuscript you should register  online at . Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form.

Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on the website :

Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline.

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 


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