On 28 Jul 2016, Marian
Horzinek, passed away. He was in his 80th year of life.
Marian was an outstanding
scientist in the field of veterinary virology with more than 300 scientific
papers. After first researches on arboviruses, his main interest has become
For his work, he received many
international distinctions and was invited to give innumerable talks all around
the world. He also occupied different high positions in renowned institutes:
-Head of the Exotic Virus
Diseases Division at the Federal Research Institute for Animal Virus Diseases
-Head of Department and
Professor of Virology and Virus Diseases at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine,
-Director of Utrecht
University's Institute of Veterinary Research
-Director of the Graduate
School of Animal Health, Utrecht
Beyond his major scientific
and leadership achievements, he was also remarkable for his human kindness, his
friendship and his amazing “bow ties” repertoire.
He was an early member and unwavering
defender of our European veterinary virology society.
Many of us knew him through
collaborative projects. He will be missed by all of us.
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