Emmanuel Roilides, MD, PhD, FIDSA, FAAM, FESCMID is Professor of Paediatrics – Infectious Diseases in Aristotle University School of Medicine at Hippokration Hospital in Thessaloniki, Greece. He received his medical and doctor of philosophy degrees from the University of Athens in Greece, and worked for seven years at the National Institutes of Health (National Child Health and Cancer Institutes) in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. Since 1993, Professor Roilides has been a faculty member in the Aristotle University School of Medicine. He currently directs the research laboratory as well as the Division of Infectious Diseases of the 3rd Department of Pediatrics. His research interests focus on serious infections in children such as fungal infections and multi-resistant Gram-negative bacteria. Professor Roilides is on the Editorial Board of several international biomedical journals. He is the author of more than 520 peer reviewed articles and book chapters. He has contributed as co-ordinator or as partner in several multicentre or multinational studies.