viernes, 1 de agosto de 2008

Manuel Elkin Patarroy


Creator of the vaccine against the malaria and Prize Prince of Asturias de Technical Scientific Investigación in 1994, will be the one in charge, the next Thursday, to distribute the conference of the act with which the University of Vigo commemorates the festividad of San Tomás de Aquino. In the act, that will be inaugurated by the director Domingo Docampo in the Faculty of Philology and Translation, the academic distinctions corresponding to the extraordinary prizes will be given in addition to doctorate and aim of race of course 2001-2002. The intervention of Patarroyo will be centered in one of its main contributions to science, the development of the synthetic vaccine. The investigator founded on Bogota a small laboratory that later would become the Institute of Inmunología of the Hospital of San Juan de God, in that developed the vaccine. After applying it to 30,000 people in Latin America to prove its effectiveness and security, it was donated in 1992 the World-wide Organization of the Health. The scientist, who counts on 21 Honoris titles Cause, obtained in 1996 the Spanish nationality.







Biografia

Colombian scientist. One graduated in 1970 by the National University of Colombia and a year later it obtained its medicine doctorate and surgery. That year Maria married with pediatra Cristina Gutiérrez, with whom had three children, two of which they also dedicate themselves to the medicine. From small Patarroyo it felt admiration by Luis Pasteur, American and Swedish the inmunología and the virology, so that its professional race was oriented to the investigation in diverse national and foreign centers, in individual. On the National University it founded the Institute of Inmunología of the Hospital San Juan de God, in which it has advanced genetic investigations on lupus, markers, leukemia, genetic susceptibility of the rheumatic fever, tuberculosis and leprosy. In 1983 its equipment initiated the works on the malaria reaching great profits: the obtaining, in 1984, of a synthetic vaccine (SPf 66), that has been perfected and has always shown forceful results. However, from the foreigner and within the country even, it envies it of other investigators, the action of the pharmaceutical multinationals and the important sums in game obstructed the scientific work. In a generosity act, Patarroyo donated the vaccine, in name of Colombia, to the World-wide Organization of the Health (the WHO) in May of 1993. The vaccine was guaranteed by that organism in 1995. Colombian scientist. One graduated in 1970 by the National University of Colombia and a year later it obtained its medicine doctorate and surgery. That year Maria married with pediatra Cristina Gutiérrez, with whom had three children, two of which they also dedicate themselves to the medicine. From small Patarroyo it felt admiration by Luis Pasteur, American and Swedish the inmunología and the virology, so that its professional race was oriented to the investigation in diverse national and foreign centers, in individual. On the National University it founded the Institute of Inmunología of the Hospital San Juan de God, in which it has advanced genetic investigations on lupus, markers, leukemia, genetic susceptibility of the rheumatic fever, tuberculosis and leprosy. In 1983 its equipment initiated the works on the malaria reaching great profits: the obtaining, in 1984, of a synthetic vaccine (SPf 66), that has been perfected and has always shown forceful results. However, from the foreigner and within the country even, it envies it of other investigators, the action of the pharmaceutical multinationals and the important sums in game obstructed the scientific work. In a generosity act, Patarroyo donated the vaccine, in name of Colombia, to the World-wide Organization of the Health (the WHO) in May of 1993. The vaccine was guaranteed by that organism in 1995.