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Brother of the also medical prestige Manuel Patarroyo, since his student days, Patarroyo was concerned about deepening in the fields of Immunology and. Manuel Elkin Patarroyo (born November 3, ) is a Colombian pathologist who developed the world’s first synthetic vaccine for malaria. Manuel Elkin Patarroyo Murillo (Ataco, Tolima, Colombia, -) has created the first synthetic vaccine in the world which has been accepted by the World.

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National University of Colombia MD. National University of Colombia medical faculty; post-graduate study at Yale, U. Malaria is a tropical disease which causes the death of between three and five million people biograifa year, giving rise to between and clinical cases world- wide. But the diseases in developing countries had been neglected.

Our own mothers can stimulate and plant in their children the desire to be scientists.


The difference lies in the possibilities which such talented people have. The vaccine has been successfully tested on more than 40, people in areas which suffer malaria epidemics Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Brazil and, more recently, some African countries. This gives rise to an pataarroyo difference.

This name uses Spanish naming customs: Frank Collins, University of Notre Dame. I endeavor to convince governments and institutions of the importance of creating centers in situ, in each country, in order to increase the possibilities for talented people to develop their potential, and to produce solutions in those places where problems are endemic.

Scientists with Vision: Dr. Manuel Elkin Patarroyo

Percy Jackson, The Lightning Thief. He officially launched the SPF66 vaccine, able to combat one of the most virulent forms of malaria.

Patarroyo broke new ground with his first, partially effective, chemical malaria vaccine infor which he subsequently donated the patent to the World Health Organisation WHO. Finding that this is feasible is tremendously satisfying, as it means that any infectious disease can be attacked through chemistry. He designed new early diagnosis of cancer of uterus with only a drop of blood. The Anopheles funestus mosquito, one of the two most important malaria vectors in Africa.


Governments in many developing countries have little awareness of science. However, the vaccine has been proven effective at around 30 percent of the times and could save an estimated 1 million lives out of an annual death toll of 3 million; which is the most effective vaccine against malaria to this day.

We are all convinced that finally we are on the right track. Patarroyo claims that his work and the efforts of his Third World colleagues are often treated with a condescension bordering on racism by northern scientists. Founder and Director of the Colombian Institute of Immunology. It is my obsession and my passion. It is legitimate for developed countries to work on the main pathology or health problems which affect their own populations.

They considered that the best thing a person could do was to make himself useful to others; and that the most fascinating thing in life was knowledge. Between and Patarroyo created and successfully tested synthetic SPf66 vaccine for preventing and curing malaria or malaria.

He currently studies and experiments to obtain a synthetic vaccine against tuberculosis and another against the foot and mouth disease. Views Read Edit View history. We use our own and third-party cookies to improve our services. Patarroyo was awarded the honorary doctorate from the Ricardo Palma University, in whose official ceremony there was a controversy against defenders of the biodiversity of Peruvian wildlife.

Manuel Elkin Patarroyo is on the right. The truth is that I have learned more from my mistakes, and most of all from the criticisms which have been made of us, either rightly or wrongly.

Manuel Elkin Patarroyo – Wikipedia

If I had to start my life again, I would even make the same mistakes. The team led by Patarroyo discovered a synthetic vaccine against malaria. He points out that it took his Bogota laboratory four years to develop the world’s first safe and effective malaria vaccine, but six years to have it recognized. Upplagd av Camilo Ernesto Jerez Fernandez bografia.

Cause in medicine by the National University of Colombia and the Metropolitana de Barranquillaand in biology has been awarded the title Honoris by the University of Tolima Despite offers of work at research centres in the rest of the world, he decided to set up in his own country, Colombia, working with a small, interdisciplinary team and scant resources, managing to form a great research group.


But people always talk about problems, and we should not forget the benefits, for example, the advantages which make it possible to set up an institute of this kind in Colombia. Visit Us Contact Us. He was chosen academic foreign of the current royal of exact, physical and sciences natural of Spain.

The vaccine has been proven effective between 30 and 60 percent of the time to those over one year old. Patarroyo insisted that the vaccine be produced in Columbia, in order aptarroyo keep the price low. Malaria is a life-threatening parasitic disease transmitted by mosquitoes.

In November a Colombian journalistic investigation reveals the traffic and the environmental impact of Patarroyo’s investigation [11].

Mabuel of the Orden of San Carlos by the Presidency of the Republic ; Medal of merit of the National University of Colombia ; investigative merit, of the Hospital San Juan de Dios ; personality of the year ; Simon Bolivar of the Ministry of national education award and many more. Saddest of all, we lost a large number of people who, in the face of the economic difficulties, had to emigrate to the United States or to other developed countries, where they are now carrying out fantastic research work.

He won national awards lederle and sandoz of internal medicine. The designations employed and the presentation of material throughout this publication do patarrojo imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of WIPO concerning the legal status of any country, territory or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

Doctor Patarroyo has also been, over the last twenty years, an outstanding researcher into other diseases and has studied the possibilities of creating other synthetic vaccines something the world of science had not expected to achieve until the year There are infectious mxnuel from which a human being can suffer, for which we have only 12 vaccines.