Dr Jeremy Farrar
Jeremy Farrar is a clinical scientist and Director of Wellcome the world’s second largest foundation dedicated to science and health. Before joining Wellcome in October 2013, Jeremy Farrar was Director of the Clinical Research Unit in Ho Chi Minh City Viet Nam for 18 years. His research interests were infectious diseases and global health, with a focus on emerging infections. He has published almost 600 articles, mentored many dozens of students and fellows, and served as Chair on several advisory boards for governments and global organisations. He was named 12th in the Fortune list of 50 World’s Greatest Leaders in 2015 and was awarded the Memorial Medal and Ho Chi Minh City Medal from the Government of Viet Nam. In 2018 he was awarded the President Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Humanitarian of the Year Award. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences UK, the National Academies USA, the European Molecular Biology Organisation and a Fellow of The Royal Society. Jeremy was knighted in the Queen’s 2019 New Year Honours for services to global health and in 2020 was awarded The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon by the Government of Japan.