Obituary Arch Virol (2003) 148: 2489–2491 DOI 10.1007/s00705-003-0239-x In Memoriam Rudolf Rott (1926–2003) Where do new virus infections come from that attract the attention of the public and the scientific community with ever increasing intensity? What role do animals play as reservoirs of these viruses? What are the mechanisms of adaptation when a virus crosses the species barrier between animals and man? Why do infections cause disease in one host species, but not in another? Fundamental contributions to a better understanding of these problems were made by Rudolf Rott who died on April 28. He was 76 years old. Born in 1926, Rudi belonged to the generation whose youth was traumatically marked by the second World War and the post-war period. He left high school in 1943 to join the German army as a volunteer. Still at the age of 17, he became a commissioned officer. After the war and after finishing high school, he studied veterinary medicine in Gießen, where he subsequently became a research assistant in the Department of Microbiology and Hygiene with Elmar Roots. It was here that his life-long passion for virology originated. Rudi always considered meeting Werner Schafer ¨ at Gießen one of his greatest Archives of Virology Springer Journals

Loading next page...
Copyright © 2003 by Springer-Verlag/Wien
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

There are no references for this article.

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.

DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches


Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.



billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial