August 2015

Sue Malcolm, Emeritus Professor of Molecular Genetics at the UCL Institute of Child Health

Sue was one of the first academic appointments in Molecular Genetics at ICH, a basic scientist who was appointed in 1985 to establish the NHS molecular diagnostic genetic service, as well as to carry out her own research programme into gene mapping, imprinting and craniofacial disorders. Since her early retirement more than 10 years ago, she was a regular attender at Genetics seminars and lab meetings at the Institute whenever she was not in France. She continued working and publishing a very educational blog until very recently. She trained and mentored a number of UCL's Clinical and Molecular geneticists and provided ongoing academic input to younger researchers in the genetics arena. Friends and colleagues were able to celebrate Sue’s work and to showcase their research to her at the Inaugural Genetics and Genomic Medicine Programme Research Symposium in January of this year, by having her as Special Guest for that afternoon.  She will be greatly missed

January 2015

Bob Allan (27 March 1951 – 8 January 2015)

During his long career at UCL, Bob was involved in many other external activities relating both to the teaching and assessment of Danish and Faroese, and to education and professional development more generally.

Tribute to Bob Allan

September 2014

Professor Paul Fatt

Paul Fatt, FRS (died 28 Sept 2014), Emeritus Professor of Biosphysics, UCL.

Professor Trevor Smart, current HoD NPP said, ‘Professor Fatt was one of the last of a remarkable constellation of people who essentially set up the foundations for what has now become UCL neuroscience. He is well known for his seminal work on the nature of neurotransmission at the neuromuscular junction and for his long standing collaborative work with Bernard Katz, Kenneth Cole, John Eccles, Bernard Ginsborg and of course with Gertrude Falk’

Interview with Professor Fatt (Sept 2013)

August 2014

Professor Alan George Jones
Alan Jones first joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at UCL in 1969 to study for a PhD looking at crystal size distributions developed in batch crystallization processes under the supervision of Professor John Mullin. After graduation he took a spell in industry with Unilever and then ICI.
Tribute to Professor Jones

June 2014

Professor Barbara Banks

Barbara Banks (24th February 1934 to 10 June 2014) was a staff member in the UCL Chemistry and Physiology Departments until 1999 when she retired as Emeritus Professor of Physiological Chemistry.

Tribute to Professor Banks

March 2014

Professor Andrew Burroughs

Professor Burroughs passed away on Saturday 15th March 2014 in the Royal Free Hospital. He was an eminent and world renowned Professor of Hepatology and Consultant Physician/Hepatologist.  He joined the UCL Institute of Liver and Digestive Health last year, having previously worked in the Sheila Sherlock Liver Centre at the Royal Free Hospital for the majority of his career. 

Departmental tribute

February 2014

Dr Peter Sutton

Dr Peter Sutton, former Director, Public Health Laboratory Service Centre for Applied Microbiology and Research, Porton Down, died on February 10th 2014, aged 81.

Peter Morgan Sutton, was born on 21 June 1932, one of two sons of Sir Graham Sutton and Lady Doris Sutton. He was educated at Bishop Wordsworth School, Salisbury and Wrekin College, Wellington, followed by training in medicine at University College London, where he obtained an honours degree in anatomy, and University College Hospital Medical School, qualifying in 1956. Sutton specialized in Pathology and was appointed successively Graham Scholar, lecturer, senior lecturer, and reader at University College Hospital Medical School. He was Vice Dean of UCH Medical School from 1973-1978. In 1978 he was appointed Director of the Public Health Service Centre for Applied Microbiology and Research at Porton Down, a position he occupied with distinction until his retirement in 1992. Sutton was a visiting Professor at UCL, and elected a Fellow of University College. In his later years he suffered from Parkinson’s disease. He leaves a wife Helen, also a UCL medical graduate, four children and eight grandchildren.

Professor Heather van der Lely RCSLT

Heather was Professor of Developmental Language Disorders and Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL from 2001 to 2009. Her influential studies of children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI), based on a modular account of language development, earned her a high international reputation. Heather was strongly committed to the application of theory to practice, and was an energetic supporter of children and families affected by SLI.

January 2014

Professor Alexander Lamb Cullen OBE, FRS
Formerly Head of Department, UCL Electronic & Electrical Engineering and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Sciences at UCL.
Tribute to Professor Alexander Lamb Cullen

Dr Roger Giblin

Lecturer, UCL Electronic & Electrical Engineering (1969-2004)
Tribute to Dr Roger Giblin

December 2013

Tribute to Dr Katharine Giles, who died in April 2013, published in The Guardian
Senior Research Associate, UCL Department of Earth Sciences (2004-2013)
PhD, UCL Philosophy (2005)
MSci (Hons), UCL Natural Science (2000)
Departmental tribute to Dr Giles

October 2013

Professor Hugh Gurling
Professor of Psychiatric Genetics, UCL Mental Health Sciences Unit
Tribute to Professor Gurling

Professor Bastien Gomperts
Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry, Division of Biosciences
UCL Physiology; UCL Experimental Pathology
PhD (UCH Medical School)
BSc Chemistry (1960)
Tribute to Professor Gomperts