Eric Carstens: new life member of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV)

Eric Carstens: new life member of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) Arch Virol (2016) 161:3601 DOI 10.1007/s00705-016-3027-0 VIROLOGY DIVISION NEWS Eric Carstens: new life member of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) 1 2 Michael J. Adams Andrew J. Davison Received: 30 June 2016 / Accepted: 20 August 2016 / Published online: 2 September 2016 Springer-Verlag Wien 2016 Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and has a particular research interest in large DNA viruses that infect insects. Life membership is an honorary appointment in recog- nition of outstanding service to virus taxonomy. Life members have voting rights in the ratification of taxonomic proposals, when changes to the ICTV Statutes or Rules are proposed, and in elections to positions on the Executive Committee. Eric first joined the Executive Committee in 1993 as chair of the Invertebrate Virus Subcommittee, in which role he served for 6 years. He then contributed as an elected member of the committee for a further 6 years. After this, he was elected as Vice-President for 3 years and finally as President and Treasurer for 6 years until 2014. This period of continuous service for 21 years makes him the longest- serving Executive Committee member in the 50 year his- tory of the ICTV. The stability, efficiency and good We are delighted to announce that Professor Eric B Car- humour that he brought to the roles of Vice-President and stens has recently been elected as a Life Member of the President were particularly appreciated by his colleagues ICTV. This follows nomination by the whole Executive on the Executive Committee. Life membership will help Committee at its meeting in London in July 2015 and Eric to continue his involvement with virus taxonomy. subsequent ratification by the entire voting membership. Eric is currently a Professor in the Department of Michael J Adams (ICTV Secretary) Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Queen’s University, Andrew J Davison (ICTV President) & Michael J. Adams Andrew J. Davison 24 Woodland Way, Stevenage, Herts SG2 8BT, UK MRC – University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research, Sir Michael Stoker Building, 464 Bearsden Road, Glasgow G61 1QH, UK Archives of Virology Springer Journals

Eric Carstens: new life member of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV)

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