In memoriam: Prof. Thomas Barrett

In memoriam: Prof. Thomas Barrett Arch Virol (2010) 155:1–2 DOI 10.1007/s00705-009-0565-8 OB ITU A R Y Ashley Banyard Brian W. J. Mahy Published online: 11 December 2009 Springer-Verlag 2009 to work as a team. Tom was always a pleasure to work with and he spent a lot of his time developing the skills of young scientists. He was particularly able at helping postgraduate students, and became mentor to several who have now gone onto high level research positions. When in 1983, one of us (BWJM) was appointed Director of the Animal Virus Research Institute, Pirbright, Surrey, Tom also moved to a senior position in the Insti- tute, where he remained for the rest of his career. He brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to work on globally important animal viruses, especially rinderpest (cattle plague) virus and the related virus peste des petits ruminants (PPR). One of us (AB) first met Tom at the We are sad to report the untimely death on 19 Sep- Institute for Animal Health. Tom would always allow tember 2009 of our friend and colleague Tom Barrett. Tom younger scientists to really take control of their projects was born on 16 April 1947, and was educated at University and Archives of Virology Springer Journals

In memoriam: Prof. Thomas Barrett

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