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The American Society for Microbiology honors Geoffrey L. Smith
Date:6/7/2012

field of immunology," says Hughes.

"Smith has played an important role in promoting microbiology and advising on science policy both nationally and internationally," says Michael Oldstone of Scripps Research Institute. His sweeping service record demonstrates his commitment to the international community. Smith is currently President of the International Union of Microbiological Societies, Chairman of the WHO Advisory Committee for Variola Virus (smallpox) Research, Chairman of the Royal Society Committee for Scientific Aspects of International Security, a member of the Royal Society Science Policy Advisory Group and the UK Defence Scientific Advisory Council, and a Governor of the Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine. He is a Corresponding Member of the Gesellschaft fr Virologie, and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, the Institute of Biology, the European Academy of Microbiology, the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina), and the Royal Society. In 2003 he became Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of General Virology. He was awarded the Feldberg Foundation Prize in Medical and Biological Science to promote Anglo-German Friendship.

"Smith has been a tireless contributor to the science of microbiology in general and virology in particular throughout his career. His ability to maintain an enormous and global variety of research, teaching, and service activities and do each expertly is awe-inspiring," says Richard Condit, University of Florida.


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