Peter Piot

Peter Piot is the Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and a Handa Professor of Global Health.

Peter Piot has a medical degree from the University of Ghent (1974), and a PhD in Microbiology from the University of Antwerp (1980).

In 1976 he co-discovered the Ebola virus in Zaire while working at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium, and led research on HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases and women’s health, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa.

He has published over 600 scientific articles and 17 books, including his memoir ‘No Time to Lose’ in 2012 (WW Norton), translated into French, Dutch, Japanese, Korean and Chinese; and ‘AIDS between science and politics’ in 2015 (Columbia University Press).

Retrieved from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

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