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Juan Ignacio Castrillo (1963-2017)

last modified Aug 03, 2017 08:41 AM
It is with great sadness that we report the death of a former member of CSBC, Juan Castrillo. Juan was a very scholarly, kind, and generous person. His breadth of knowledge of our science was amazing and, and even after he left Cambridge to work in his brother's biotech company in Spain, he continued to send colleagues in the Centre, the Department, and across Europe very focussed information on recent publications relevant to their research.

It is with great sadness that we report the death of a former member of CSBC, Juan Castrillo.

Juan was a very scholarly, kind, and generous person. His breadth of knowledge of our science was amazing and, and even after he left Cambridge to work in his brother's biotech company in Spain, he continued to send colleagues in the Centre, the Department, and across Europe very focussed information on recent publications relevant to their research.

Juan was a long-term member of Steve Oliver's lab and led the team that completed the first multi-'omics experiment [1], was a pioneer in the application of mass spectrometry techniques to metabolomics [2], and also edited two very successful books on the Systems Biology of yeast [3] and Alzheimer's Disease [4].

We can think of no one for whom the description 'he was a gentleman and a scholar' was more apt.

[1] Castrillo JI et al. (2007) Growth control of the eukaryote cell: A systems biology study in yeast. J. Biol. 6: 4 (25 pages; 236 citations)

[2] Castrillo JI, Hayes A, Mohammed S, Gaskell SJ, Oliver SG (2003) An optimised protocol for metabolome analysis in yeast using direct infusion electrospray mass spectrometry.  Phytochemistry 62, 929-937 (218 citations).

[3] Castrillo JI & Oliver SG eds. (2011) Yeast Systems Biology. (Methods in Molec Biol), Totowa, NJ: Humana/Springer.

[4] Castrillo JI & Oliver SG eds. (2015) Systems Biology of Alzheimer's Disease. (Methods in Molec Biol), Totowa, NJ: Humana/Springer.

DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4939-2627-5. (563 pages)

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