In memoriam Herman Vanden Berghe

23 January 2017

It is with deep regret that we announce that Professor Emeritus Herman Vanden Berghe passed away on January 23, 2017. He was one of the founding fathers of VIB and the inspirer and founder of the Center for Human Genetics in Leuven.

People who knew him well recall him as a man of great intellect, a real renaissance man. He was an inspiration to many of our scientists. In addition to being a world-renowned scientist, he was also a passionate music lover, active, as a horn player and as a choir member of the Schola Cantorum in Leuven.

We will remember him not only for his groundbreaking research in the field of human genetics, but mainly for the great man he really was.

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