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Obituaries

We encourage you to help us commemorate those sadly lost by letting us know of alumni who have passed away and sharing your tributes to lost former colleagues. Please write to us at alumni [at] embl.org.

Ken Holmes

Heidelberg, 2 November 2021

Ken Holmes, former Head of EMBL Hamburg, died on 2 November at the age of 86.


Swati Tyagi

La Jolla, 23 June 2021

Swati Tyagi, former EMBL predoctoral fellow from the Structural and Computational Biology Unit, died on 23 June at the age of 34.


John Tooze

Heidelberg, 19 May 2021

John Tooze, former EMBO Executive Secretary, died on 19 May 2021 at the age of 83.


Kevin Leonard

Heidelberg,  8 May 2021

Kevin Leonard, former EMBL Heidelberg Group Leader, died on 8 May 2021 at the age of 78.


Jean-Francois Beerblock

Heidelberg, 6 April 2021

Jean-Francois Beerblock, former EMBL Administrative Director, died on 6 April 2021 at the age of 91.


Katja Brückner

San Fransisco, 16 March 2021

Katja Brückner, former EMBL Heidelberg Predoc, died on 16 March 2021 at the age of 54.


Jules Hendrix

Hamburg, 30 January 2021

Jules Hendrix, former EMBL Hamburg Group Leader, died on 30 January 2021 at the age of 80.


John L Telford

Siena, 27 December 2020

John Laird Telford, former member of the EMBL Developmental Biology Unit, died on 27 December at the age of 70.


Kathryn Anderson

Heidelberg, 8 November 2020

Kathryn Anderson, former EMBL SAC member, died on 30 November 2020.


Guillem Casanovas

Heidelberg, 25 October 2020

Guillem Casanovas, former EMBL predoctoral fellow, died on 25 October 2020 at the age of 37.


Anne-Marie Frischauf

Heidelberg, 9 October 2020

Annemarie Frischauf, former Group Leader and Austrian Council delegate, died on 9 October 2020 at the age of 73.


Hermann Bujard

Heidelberg, 31 July 2020

Hermann Bujard, former EMBO Director, died on 31 July 2020 at the age of 86.


Kathryn Howell

Heidelberg, 10 April 2020

Kathryn Howell, former EMBL Group Leader, died on 10 April 2020 at the age of 80.


Peter Stoehr

Hinxton, 15 February 2020

Peter Stoehr, former EMBL-EBI Head of IT and later Literature Services died on 15 February 2020 at the age of 64.

 


Viktor Renkwitz

Hamburg, 15 February 2020

Viktor Renkwitz, former mechanical engineer, passed away on 15 February 2020 aged 83.

 


Fritz von Weizsäcker

Heidelberg, 19 November 2019

With deep sorrow, we report the passing of Fritz von Weizsäcker, who died on 19 November 2019 at the age of 59.


Chica Schaller

Heidelberg, 27 October 2019

Chica Schaller, former staff scientist, passed away on 27 October 2019 aged 82.


Heidi Dvinge

Madison, USA, 20 September 2019

Heidi Dvinge, former predoctoral fellow, EMBL-EBI, passed away on 20 September 2019 aged 42.


Bernd-Uwe Jahn

Heidelberg, 7 August 2019

With deep sorrow, we report the passing of Bernd-Uwe Jahn, who died on 7 August 2019 at the age of 75.


Suzanne Eaton

Crete, 2 July 2019

Suzanne Eaton, former Staff Scientist at EMBL, passed away on 2 July 2019 aged 59.


Talmon Arad

Jerusalem, 5 April 2019 

Talmon Arad, former Research Technician at EMBL, passed away on 5 April 2019.


Giovanni Morrone

Catanzaro, 26 January 2019

Giovanni Morrone, former Visiting Scientist in Genome Biology at EMBL, passed away on 26 January 2019.


Christine Tebb

Vienna, 4 May 2018

Christine Tebb, former EMBL secretary, died on 4 May 2018 at the age of 55.

 


Elisa Izaurralde

Tübingen, 30 April 2018

Elisa Izaurralde, former Group Leader and Senior Scientist at EMBL, passed away on 30 April 2018 aged 58.


Mumna Al Banchaabouchi

Belgium, 22 February 2018 

Mumna Al Banchaabouchi, former Head of the Phenotyping Facility at EMBL Rome, passed away on 22 February 2018 aged 49.


Fotis Kafatos

Crete, 18 November 2017

It is with great sadness that EMBL learned of the passing of Fotis Kafatos, former EMBL Director-General, who died on Saturday 18 November 2017 aged 77.


Bernard Bach

Nancy, 8 June 2017

Bernard Bach, former Admin Director, passed away on 8 June 2017 aged 81.


Jörg Langowski

Heidelberg, 6 May 2017 

Jörg Langowski, former Staff Scientist and Group Leader at EMBL Grenoble, passed away on 6 May 2017 in Heidelberg aged 61.


Riccardo Cortese

Basel, 27 April 2017

Riccardo Cortese, former Head of Unit, passed away on 27 April 2017 in Basel aged 73.


Katrin Eichelbaum

Berlin, 30 March 2017

Katrin Eichelbaum, former predoctoral fellow, passed away on 30 March 2017 aged 36.


Konrad Müller

Heidelberg, 28 March 2017

Konrad Müller, former Head of Personnel and Administration, passed away on 28 March 2017 aged 76.


Anna Tramontano

Italy, 10 March 2017

Anna Tramontano, former Staff Scientist, passed away on 10 March 2017 aged 59.


Bernd Fischer

Heidelberg, 22 February 2017

Bernd Fischer, former postdoctoral fellow and research scientist, passed away on 22 February 2017 aged 40.


Tobias Doerks

Heidelberg, 16 February 2017

Tobias Doerks, former predoctoral fellow, passed away on 16 February 2017 aged 45.


Bernard Jacrot

Grenoble, 21 January 2016

Bernard Jacrot, former Head of EMBL Grenoble passed away on 21 January 2016 aged 89.


Stephen Fuller

Oxford, 25 August 2014

Stephen (Steve) Fuller, former postdoctoral fellow, group leader and then head of unit, passed away on 25 August 2014, at the age of 60.


Andrew D. Robertson

Portland, 14 August 2014

Andy Robertson, former scientific coordinator, died on 14 August 2014, at the age of 55.


Christian Boulin

Heidelberg, 27 April 2014

Christian Boulin, EMBL’s Director of Core Facilities and Services, passed away on 27 April 2014, aged 66.


Domingo Barettino

Valencia, 6 November 2013

Domingo Barettino, former EMBL postdoctoral fellow, passed away on 6 November 2013 aged 54.


Lennart Philipson

Heidelberg, 26 June 2011

Lennart Philipson, former Director General, passed away on 26 June 2011, aged 82.


Noreen Murray

Edinburgh, 12 May 2011

Noreen Murray, former EMBL postdoctoral fellow, passed away on 12 May 2011, aged 76.


Albert Stegmüller

Heidelberg, 19 December 2009

Albert Stegmüller, former EMBL Finance Assistant, passed away on 19 December 2009, aged 78.


Carmen Berthet

Barcelona, 13 September 2001 

Carmen Berthet, former staff scientist, passed away on 13 September 2001, aged 61.


Matti Saraste

Heidelberg, 21 May 2001

Matti Saraste, Programme Coordinator for Structural and Computational Biology at EMBL, passed away on 21 May 2001.


Thomas Kreis

Geneva, 3 September 1998 

Thomas Kreis, former cell biologist at EMBL, passed away on 3 September 1998, aged 46.


John Kendrew

Cambridge, 23 August 1997

Sir John Kendrew, former EMBL Director General, passed away on 23 August 1997, aged 80.


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