Prof. Dr. Federico Pea, MD, FISAC, is full professor of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology at the Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences at Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna, Italy and Head of Clinical Pharmacology – Dept. for Integrated Infectious Risk Management – IRCCS Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria di Bologna, Italy. His major research interests are clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of antimicrobials and clinical pharmacological advide programs for optimizing and personalizing therapy by means of real-time therapeutic drug monitoring in special patient populations, such as critically ill patients, hematological patients and elderly patients. He is coauthor (mainly as first or senior author) of more than 240 articles published in international peer reviewed journals (H index = 38; 6434 citations in Scopus). He is Fellow of the International Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, and member of the Executive Committee of the Italian Society of Anti-infective Therapy (SITA). He is Pharmacology Specialty Chief Editor for Frontiers in Antibiotics, Section Editor for PK/PD of the Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance and member of the International Editorial Board of Clinical Pharmacokinetics, Antibiotics, Infectious Disease Reports and Pharmaceutics.