UCL Ear Institute


Ear Institute tribute to Professor Maria Bitner-Glindzicz

25 September 2018

Professor Bitner-Glindzicz was a pioneering geneticist specialising in child deafness, and helped to establish the Ear Institute.

Maria Bitner Glindzicz

Professor Maria Bitner-Glindzicz tragically died last week after a cycling collision. She was Professor of Clinical and Molecular Genetics and a Clinical Geneticist at ICH.

Professr Jonathan Gale, Interim Director at the Ear Institute, said: "Maria was not only an established auditory geneticist and Academic Clinican Scientist at the Institute of Child Health but she was also one of the founding members of the Ear Institute. It was her considerable expertise and insistance on the critical role of hearing research in clinical care which played a major part in obtaining funding for the Ear Institute from the Wellcome Trust Joint-Infrastructure Fund. Maria continued to be an important part of the Institute, as a colleague, collaborator, a star clinician scientist in our field and as a friend. Her death is a great loss to the ICH, us and wider UCL Community. Our thoughts are with her family and friends".

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