Obituary: Christian Boulin, Director of EMBL Core Facilities

Christian Boulin, EMBL’s Director of Core Facilities and Services

Christian Boulin, EMBL’s Director of Core Facilities and Services, died on 27 April 2014. Christian was one of our longest-serving staff members. He joined EMBL in 1976 and worked in many different positions before taking on the Core Facilities and Scientific Services leadership role under Fotis Kafatos.

"Christian was an ideal colleague: constructive, unselfish and commited to the success of everyone at EMBL. He incorporated the collaborative, good-humoured spirit that distinguishes the laboratory. For many of us, he was also a close friend and valued advisor. Christian leaves behind his wife, children and grandchildren. My thoughts are with them. He will be sorely missed." -- Iain Mattaj, Director General, EMBL

"Although based in Heidelberg, Chrstian has been a good colleague and supporter of EMBL-EBI. He gave unstintingly of his time, despite his many commitments, and helped us organise and appoint many senior staff. His advice was always well considered and sound and we will miss his wise counsel in the future." -- Janet Thornton, Director, EMBL-EBI