Charles Boucher, MD, PhD received his MD cum laude at the Academic Medical Center in 1987. In 1993, he finished his PhD in Virology at the University of Amsterdam. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed papers that have appeared in Science, New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, Nature Medicine, Journal of Infectious Diseases and AIDS. He has coordinated several successful European funded programs. He was the coordinator of a large network (33 countries) in Europe that studies the transmission of drug-resistant HIV and chairs the European Society for Antiviral Research (ESAR). Professor Boucher was an organiser of international workshops, meetings, and conferences. He was a consultant throughout Europe and the United States, a reviewer for scientific journals, and a co-chairman of several international committees. His last position was Professor of Virology at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam. His research interests were in viral evolution, cure and elimination of HIV, and viral hepatitis. He was a clinical microbiologist at the Erasmus Medical Center, Director of the Querido Honours College within the medical curriculum, and Scientific Director at Virology Education, Utrecht, Netherlands.