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Michael Huth
Membership Number:5557
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Elected:2020
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Present and Previous Positions
  • Preeminent Professor, Director of the One Health Center of Excellence for Research and Training, University of Florida, USA
  • Member of the Italian Parliament (15 March 2013- 28 September 2016), in the polical party founded by former Prime Minister and EU Commissioner, Mario Monti
  • Vice- President of the 7th Parliamentary Commission “Culture, Science and Educacion”Director of the Division of Comparative Biomedical Sciences at the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie (IZSVe), Legnaro (Padova - Italy)
  • Director of the FAO/OIE and National Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease, OIE and National Collaborating Center for Diseases at the Human - Animal Interface

Fields of Scholarship
  • Virology
  • Epizootic diseases

Honours and Awards
  • 2019 - Prize for American-Italian Relations (PAIR) award from the Center for American Studies
  • 2019 - Honorary Doctorate in Health and Veterinary Experimental Sciences from the University of Perugia in Italy
  • 2018 - Gerolamo Cardano International Gold Medal from the University of Pavia in Italy for her outstanding contributions, including research which has made a significant influence on the world
  • 2018 - Golden Apple International Award from Marisa Bellisario Foundation in recognition of career achievements
  • 2017 - International literary prize for Science and Arts, Fondazione PescarAbruzzo
  • 2017 - Schofield Medal, University of Guelph
  • 2014 - Excellence Award in the field of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases by ESCMID the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID)
  • 2013 - “Guido Lenghi e Flaviano Magrassi” International award by the Italian Academy of Sciences (Accademia dei Lincei)
  • 2013 - Inducted into the Hall of Fame of the World Veterinary Poultry Association
  • 2012 - Gordon Memorial Medal (UK) for her distinguished contributions to poultry science
  • 2011 - Penn Vet World Leadership in Animal Health Award from the University of Pennsylvania (USA), the most prestigious award in veterinary medicine
  • 2008 - “Revolutionary Mind” by Seed magazine for his leadership role in sharing information internationally
  • 2008 - Charnock Bradeley Lecture, University of Edinburgh
  • 2007 - Scientific American 50, awarded annually to the world's top 50 researchers for leadership in science policy
  • 2006 - PROMED 2006 “Reporting on the Internet”
  • 2005 - Career Achievement Award of “Houghton Trust” (UK)


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