Jules Hendrix remains a highlight in the history of the EMBL Hamburg Unit. He was the first to develop and implement imaging plate technology for recording synchrotron X-ray data, overcoming the tedious processing of X-ray films. The first prototype detector, the so-called ‘Red Scanner’, was a highlight instrument during the 80/90s at the EMBL Hamburg Unit, and substantially contributed to revolutionising automation in X-ray crystallography.
He will be remembered as one of the most pioneering and innovative scientists from the Hamburg Unit, and had a major impact on the Unit’s historical achievements. May he rest in peace.
Matthias Wilmanns, Head of EMBL Hamburg
It was with great sorrow that we heard that Jules Hendrix passed away. He was an inspiring scientist and a close and generous friend, always ready to help others.
Stephen Provencher (EMBL Heidelberg Group Leader, Provencher Group, 1978-1985) and Carola Koitz
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