Guest blogger

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What I do

Peter Piot is the Director of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Prize Advisory Panel Co-Chair for the Longitude Prize judging panel.


Professor Piot is a distinguished expert in microbiology and epidemiology, and has played key roles in understanding some of the deadliest diseases affecting the world today. As well as co-discovering Ebola in 1976, he has made a huge contribution to bringing HIV/ AIDS to the forefront of global agendas; as well as time as President of the International AIDS Society he was the founding Executive Director of UNAIDS, and Under Secretary-General of the United Nations.