Carlos Morel

Carlos Morel

Dr Carlos Morel’s career has been entirely dedicated to global health. A Brazilian physician, researcher and professor, Dr. Morel also created the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz), assembling a team that conducts world-class work in molecular parasitology and biotechnology.

He has an impressive publication record and has received numerous awards. He actively participated in the creation of several global programmes of research and development for neglected diseases: Global Forum for Health Research, Medicines for Malaria Venture, Global Alliance for TB Drug Development, becoming this Organization’s first Chairman of the Board, and Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative.

He also witnessed the establishment of FIND at the 2003 World Health Assembly. Dr. Morel is currently Director, Center for Technological Development in Health (CDTS), Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ).