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British Biological Chemist, Chris Abell Has Passed Away



Popular British biological chemist who was a professor of Biological Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Cambridge and Todd-Hamied Fellow of Christ’s College, Cambridge, Chris Abell has sadly passed away. Chris Abell was reported to have died on Monday, October 26, 2020, at the age of 62. His cause of death was not disclosed to the public.

Chris Abell’s death news was announced by the Christ’s College Cambridge via their official Facebook Page.

As posted on the page: We are very sad to announce that our Fellow, Professor Chris Abell, died suddenly on Monday 26 October. He was regarded in great admiration and respect by all in Christ’s and will be enormously missed. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues.

Few Things You Need To Know About Chris Abell

Professor Chris Abell FRS FMedsci was Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Professor of Biological Chemistry at the University of Cambridge. A biological chemist, he was an undergraduate and postgraduate at Cambridge, before doing postdoctoral research at Brown University, USA. Chris was admitted as a Fellow of Christ’s College in 1986.

He led research teams in the Department of Chemistry pioneering the use of fragment-based approaches in drug discovery and developing microdroplets as an experimental platform. Chris co-founded Astex, Sphere Fluidics and Aqdot, and was a founding director of Cambridge Enterprise. From 2013-2015 Chris was the first Director of Postdoctoral Affairs at the University.

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