Dear CPPS members
Many of you will have heard about the sad news of Dr Ray Elliott's death earlier this month. Ray has been very supportive of the aims of CPPS, and has been a conduit of information between the CPPS research base and Syngenta. BBSRC are collating a book of condolences, for which I will provide an entry from CPPS, but if you would like to add a person message, please follow the instructions in below.
Best wishes, Beatrix
You may well already have heard, but Dr Ray Elliott of Syngenta died unexpectedly in his sleep when in the USA earlier this month.
Ray was passionate about bioscience and played an active role in many BBSRC activities and initiatives, both on the ground and at a high level. His involvement with the IBTI Club, PMS Peer Review Committee, Young Entrepreneurs Scheme and Innovator of the Year highlights just some of the many ways he contributed to the breadth of our work and community. He has worked closely with many of us at BBSRC and his support has been very much valued and appreciated. Our condolences go to his friends, family and colleagues. He will be greatly missed.
Whilst some of you may prefer to contact colleagues at Syngenta directly, my executive assistant, Romy Thackeray, is currently coordinating messages and comments to be included in a condolences book. It you would like to include a message, please submit it to Romy by 5th July: Romy.Thackeray@bbsrc.ac.uk.
Dr Celia Caulcott
Director, Innovation and Skills, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Swindon