The Power List 2020 – Biopharmaceuticals
Chief Scientist and Head, External R&D at Glaxosmithkline
Rappuoli is considered one of the world’s leading vaccine experts. He was involved in the development of CRM197 used in H. influenzae, N. meningitidis, and pneumococcus vaccines, and has also introduced several novel scientific concepts – genetic detoxification (1987), cellular microbiology (1996), reverse vaccinology (2000) and the pangenome (2005). He is now involved in collaborations focusing on a vaccine for COVID-19.