Claire-Anne Siegrist is Professor of Vaccinology and Pediatrics at the University of Geneva (Switzerland), Director of the Center of Vaccinology of the University Hospitals of Geneva, Director of the Center for Vaccinology and the Pediatric Department of the University of Geneva and Head of the WHO Collaborating Center for Vaccine Immunology
After her training and board certification in paediatrics and infectious disease, she obtained an Advanced Immunology Diploma from Aix-Marseille II University (France) and initiated in 1994 a new research group on Vaccinology and Neonatal Immunology, recognized in 1996 as a WHO Collaborating Center. With her thesis on Vaccination in Early Life, she obtained her PD accreditation in 1998. She was nominated as Professor of Vaccinology at the University of Geneva in 1999. In 2005, she received the Bill Marshall Award from the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases.
Professor Siegrist is the President of the Swiss Advisory Committee for Immunizations (CFV/EKIF) since 2004, was nominated at the UK Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunization (JCVI) in 2008 and at the WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) in 2010. She has contributed to a large number of original scientific publications in the field of vaccine immunology, studying in particular the mechanisms of the maturation of early life vaccine responses.
Prof. Siegrist is also directly involved in multiple activities aiming at improving training and information of health professionals on vaccine related issues, including the setting up of the InfoVac (www.infovac.ch) expert network. The quality and the objectivity of her engagement for the promotion of evidence-based vaccinology is recognized and appreciated worldwide.