Patarroyo Manuel Elkin Murillo (I attack, November 3, 1946) is a Colombian immunologist.Born in the town of Ataco, Department of Tolima (Colombia). He completed his undergraduate studies at school Jose Max Leon. Later he joined the National University of Colombia to study medicine, which would begin a career in science.He made the first attempt to create a synthetic vaccine against malaria, a mosquito-borne disease that affects millions of people in tropical and subtropical America, Asia and Africa. First developed in 1987, was evaluated in clinical trials of the WHO (World Health Organization) in Gambia, Thailand and Tanzania, with inconclusive results.Patarroyo is founder and director of the FIDIC (Institute of Immunology Foundation Colombia), associated with the National University of Colombia in Bogota, director of the research in Structure-Function in Synthetic Vaccine Search the Ph.D. in biomedical Universidad del Rosario (Colombia), professor of the same university and Collaborating Center World Health Organization, for the development of synthetic vaccines against malaria, tuberculosis and leprosy.