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Peter PIOT

Belgian Peter PIOT

Belgian microbiologist known for his research into Ebola and AIDS

Source :  Ann de SCHUTTER

Born: on February 17, 1949 in Leuven, België  (70 years)


Biography

Piot was born in Leuven, Belgium. He studied medicine at Ghent University, and earned an M.D. in 1974. He then began working at the Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp while pursuing a graduate degree in clinical microbiology from the University of Antwerp. He received a PhD in microbiology from the University of Antwerp in 1980.

In 1976, while working at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Piot was part of a team that discovered the Ebola virus in a sample of blood taken from a sick nun working in Zaire.

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