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In memoriam: Robert Freedman

The University is deeply saddened by the news of the death of Professor Robert Freedman from the School of Life Sciences on Tuesday 17 October 2017, following a period of illness.

Robert joined Warwick as Professor of Biochemistry and Head of Biological Sciences in 2002 and held his appointment as Head until 2007. Robert retired in 2010, before re-joining the University as a Recognised Researcher.

Professor Lorenzo Frigerio, Head of the School of Life Sciences, said:

Robert was an excellent scientist, a lovely person and a very popular, collegiate, supportive colleague. He will be sadly missed by those who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with Robert’s family at this difficult time."

The funeral will be held for close family only.

Find out more about Robert’s research and his biography

If you knew Robert and are affected by this news, there is a range of University support available to you. The Counselling service website gives more details about support available.

Robert Freedman