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Peter Piot, International Prize 2015

The 2015 International prize is awarded to Peter Piot, in recognition for his body of research on deadly viruses.

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According to Peter Piot, “To change a situation, there needs to be a triangle between science, political decisions and their implementation.” As head of UNAIDS, he succeeded in putting the dreaded disease on the world political agenda. A codiscoverer of the Ebola virus, the microbiologist is currently Director of the prestigious London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

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