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Karl Maramorosch: A source of inspiration

DNJAI14293 | 3/17/2010 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :202 | Health

The virologist carries out his research work with zeal while guiding his juniors

A pianist turned agriculture engineer, Karl Maramorosch can be a source of inspiration for anybody. At the age of 95, this renowned virologist from the United State (US) carries out his research work with zeal while guiding his juniors.
Speaking to DNA, the Poland born researcher said that he witnessed Nazi invasion in 1939 and Soviet rule in Romania but his undergraduate studies on agriculture science continued during this period of unrest. Before establishing himself among top researchers in the US, Maramorosch spent time as research scholar.
In his early life, Maramorosch wished to become a pianist and underwent training till the age of 19. Ending up as a scientist, he still plays it and participates in public performances as well.
Commitment and sincerity are his personality traits and with these he challenged established views. "Despite earlier hiccups, I successfully proved my argument that insects carry viruses from one plant to another," he said.
At this age, Maramorosch attends his office daily and drives 200 miles every day. He even said that his research was needed to be carried out further as it could help the humanity, animals and plants from causing injuries to each other by spreading diseases to each other.


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