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Tuesday July 07, 2015

Dear Colleagues,

I am sad to report that Professor Geoff Shellam passed away last week. Geoff was a pioneer and world leader in immunogenetics, particularly the interaction between mouse cytomegalovirus and the immune system as an illuminating example of persistent herpesvirus infections.

Geoff contributed greatly to our society. He was ASI President in 1992-1993, and recognized with Honorary Life Membership in 2012.

Those of us who were lucky enough to have interacted with Geoff will recall that he was a person of great intellect and spirit: a discussion with Geoff always left you uplifted and inspired.

Geoff Shellam

A full memoriam will be written soon but at this time, on behalf of all the Society, our hearts go out to Fiona and all of Geoff’s family, and to the many people in Geoff’s “scientific family”. He will be missed very deeply.

People wishing to contribute recollections about Geoff should contact Megan Lloyd ([email protected]) or Alec Redwood ([email protected])


Chris Goodnow PhD FAA FRS
President, Australasian Society for Immunology

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