"Overall, the book was entertaining, educational, informative, and presents a broad array of divergent virus systems in an understandable way." --The Quarterly Review of Biology
About the Author
Jaap Goudsmit received his MD and PhD from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Amsterdam and is professor of poverty-related communicable diseases at the Academic Medical Center (AMC) of the University of Amsterdam. From 1981 until 2003 he published over 450 scientific articles and was called the most influential AIDS scientist of Europe by Science. Goudsmit was founding chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the International AIDS Vaccine Institute (IAVI) and cofounder of EuroVac, two initiatives to get an AIDS vaccine to people in need. He is now Chief Scientific Officer of Crucell, a NASDAQ-listed biotechnology company that makes vaccines and antibodies against infectious diseases. He is also chairman of the board of the AIDS Foundation East-West, an NGO focused on AIDS prevention in the countries of the former Soviet Union.