Professor Manuel Cesario leads the Thematic Project FAPESP-PFPMCG to develop Early Warning Systems for Neglected Infectious Diseases and (Re) Emerging in southwestern Amazônia and is the co-ordinator in Brazil NTDs Research Project funded by the Andes-Amazon NHIS. He has a PhD in Public Health / Human Ecology / Sustainable Development from the University of Edinburgh (2001) and Doctor's (UGF, 1987) with Specialization in Community Health from Université Paris VII (1986). His greatest scientific interest is to understand, predict and mitigate the emergence of diseases, in the light of climate change and the use / land cover, resulting from the development of public policies, especially in the Amazon. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Program on Global Environmental Change and Health ESSP (Earth System Science Partnership, including DIVERSITAS, IGBP, IHDP and WCRP) and the Group of Advisers on Human Health of IHDP after coordinated 24 experts from 12 countries (6 from Europe, four from Asia Americas and 2) the Task Force on Global Environmental Change and Health IHDP, and have participated in the group of global experts that developed the recently released "Global Environmental Change and Human Health ESSP Joint Project" . He is also Member of the Task Force on Forests and Health IUFRO (International Union of Forest Research Organizations) and Fellow of the Linnean Society of London.