New & Noteworthy
April 12, 2013
Carl Singer, who was an integral part of the yeast research community for many years, passed away on February 8, 2013. Throughout his career, Carl supported yeast research both with his engineering expertise and with his good cheer. In tribute to Carl, the Singer family has now set up The Carl Singer Foundation, a charitable foundation dedicated to supporting scientific education in the field of yeast genetics. Questions about the foundation may be directed to Harry Singer at email@example.com.
Carl’s family would be happy to receive memories of Carl’s life at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 25, 2013
It is with great sadness that we note the passing of Carl Singer on February 8, 2013. Carl was a staunch supporter of the international yeast community. His good humor, generosity and infectious enthusiasm have been bright highlights of every yeast meeting for many decades. His creativity and engineering prowess have exerted a similarly powerful impact in labs world-wide, contributing to the quality of yeast research and the ease of performing it. He will be sorely missed.
Please send memories celebrating his life to his family at email@example.com. A celebration of Carl’s life will be held at 2 PM on Tuesday, March 26th, at St. Michael’s Church, Minehead, UK.
Thanks to Terry Cooper for drafting this obituary.
February 22, 2012
As many of you know, Jonathan Widom died suddenly last summer. He was a Professor in the Department of Molecular Biosciences at Northwestern University. The beauty of Jon’s scientific research was more than matched by his surpassing intellectual brilliance and personal warmth, and he is deeply missed by those who knew and loved him. Jon’s family and colleagues have organized a symposium celebrating his life and work, which will be held at Northwestern’s Evanston campus on March 16, 2012. Information about this gathering, called “Unraveling the Mysteries of Life: Recognizing the Life and Work of Jon Widom”, can be found online here. All are welcome. Additionally, tributes to Jon that will be shared at the meeting (and afterward) can be contributed here.