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Cambridge Infectious Diseases

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge
 

We were very sad to hear that Professor Sir Patrick Sissons died earlier this week. Patrick was Head of the Clinical School as Regius Professor of Physic for 7 years up until 2012.

We were very sad to hear that Professor Sir Patrick Sissons died earlier this week. Patrick was Head of the Clinical School as Regius Professor of Physic for 7 years up until 2012.

“Patrick played a key role alongside a few others in the establishment and growth of Cambridge Infectious Diseases, long before the University had even started to consider Strategic Research Initiatives. As an infectious disease researcher focusing on cytomegalovirus infection, Patrick travelled widely to support the growth of this scheme and the Cambridge Africa programme. He sat on the CID steering committee for a number of years. He will be much missed” – Professor James Wood, Chair Cambridge Infectious Diseases, Head of Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge.

“We’re all very saddened by the news of Patrick’s death. He was an extraordinary contributor to the development of academic medicine in Cambridge. Patrick combined the highest level of academic rigour with a terrific eye for detail and a selfless dedication to the Clinical School and Cambridge University Hospitals. He also had a fine sense of humour. I was personally extremely grateful to him for his wise advice on many occasions. We will all miss him.” -  Professor Patrick Maxwell, Regius Professor of Physic, University of Cambridge