Decease of Leonardus Kluskens

It is with deep regret that we announce the death of Leonardus Kluskens, Principal Investigator at the Center for Biological Engineering.

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Leonardus Kluskens, aged 43 years old, took his PhD in Wageningen University and joined the University of Minho in 2008 with a contract of Investigator through the SCIENCE program. He developed extensive research activity in the field of genetic and metabolic engineering, having been responsible for several research projects and postgraduate supervisions. He also collaborated in teaching in various educational programs.

His irreplaceable commitment to the activities of CEB and DEB did not lessen when, two years ago, he faced the disease that unfortunately defeated him.

He was married to our colleague Alcina Pereira, Assistant Professor of DEB. To her and the family the CEB community addresses its profound sorrow.