Francesco Colotta got his degree in Medicine in 1980 (summa cum laude). Next he specialized in Allergology.
From 1982 to 1994 he was Post-doc and Unit Head at “Mario Negri” Institute in Milan in the Lab of Prof. Alberto Mantovani.
From 1994 to 1998 he was Head of Department of Immunology and Microbiology of Pharmacia Research Center in Nerviano (Milan). During this period, he was also Director, Therapeutic Area Inflammation Europe of Pharmacia-Upjohn.
From 1998 to 2005 he was R&D Director of Dompè Pharmaceutical, coordinating more than 100 scientists in preclinical and clinical research.
From 2005 to 2010 he was Vice President of Nerviano Medical Sciences, the largest R&D site in Italy and one the most large in Europe devoted to oncology drug discovery, coordinating more than 300 scientists in preclinical and clinical cancer drug discovery and development.
From 2010 to 2017 we was Senior Corporate Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of DiaSorin, an italian multinational company developing in vitro immunodiagnostics and molecular diagnostics.
Starting Jan 2018, he is General Manager Research of Humanitas Research Hospital, coordinating, in close collaboration with the Scientific Director Prof. Alberto Mantovani, all preclinical and clinical studies.
He is Author or co-author of 110+ papers in international peer-reviewed journals in the fields of inflammation, immunity and molecular cancer.