Colombian physician who developed the world’s first synthetic vaccine for malaria.
He graduated from the National University of Colombia, received a scholarship to Yale University (USA), and later received his PhD from Rockefeller University in New York.
Dr. Patarroyo donated the patent for his vaccine to the World Health Organization in 1995.
He founded the Institute of Immunology in Bogotá in 1972.
Dr. Manuel E. Patarroyo holds more than 21 honor doctorates from many universities around the world, and has received many prestigious awards including the “Prince of Asturias Prize”..