A life dedicated to research

“Viruses have always fascinated me,” writes the biochemist Ernst-Ludwig Winnacker in the foreword of his new book. As you read, that excitement overflows. With »My Life with Viruses« one of the most famous research personalities of recent times presents a piece of scientific history about the fascinating world of pathogens. At the same time, they are professional memoirs, because personal memories of numerous encounters with colleagues on the international scientific scene are included. Private anecdotes, such as his unsuccessful smallpox vaccination as a child, the outbreak of the Marburg virus in his father’s company, working as an “auxiliary teacher” for his granddaughters during the Corona lockdown and fly fishing with a Nobel Prize winner are entertaining enrichments.


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