Dr. Mark Perkins FIND, Geneva, Switzerland1 Talk
Dr Perkins is the co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of FIND, a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of diagnostic tests for poverty-related infectious diseases. FIND has major diagnostics programs in the areas of tuberculosis, malaria, leishmaniasis, Chagas disease, and human African trypanosomiasis. The CSO leads FIND efforts to identify... read morediagnostic needs in developing countries, and to identify and create, with academic and commercial partners, technology solutions to meet those needs. Dr Perkins received his training in the US where he is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases, Clinical Microbiology, and International Medicine. Before joining FIND he established a diagnostics research laboratory in Brazil and then joined WHO where he established and managed the Diagnostics R&D unit within the WHO Special Program for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases.