Celebrating the life and work of Robert Freedman
4 October 2018
above: (from left to right) Professor Claire Mills (University of Manchester), Professor Neil Bulleid (University of Glasgow), Professor Margherita Ruoppolo (University of Naples), Dr Stephen McLaughlin (University of Cambridge), Dr Eleftheria Skrika-Alexopoulos (University of Kent), Dr Suchira Bose (Eli Lilly)
At the beginning of September the University hosted a two day Biochemical Society conference that celebrated the work of Professor Robert Freedman. One of the founding members of the School of Biosciences, Robert made significant contributions to our understanding of how proteins fold in the cell. These contributions were reflected upon in a number of talks at the conference from former members of Robert's Kent-based research group who also took the opportunity to revisit the former 'Freedman lab' in the Stacey building.
Following the conference the School of Biosciences hosted a celebratory dinner at the Cathedral Lodge in Canterbury that was attended by almost 100 family, friends, former students, colleagues and collaborators of Robert. At the dinner the establishment of the new annual postgraduate prize – the Freedman Prize – was announced as well as the intention of the University to name the new Life Sciences building, the Freedman Building.
Keith Gull, Penny Freedman, Frank Burnet, Alan Malcolm and Mick Tuite