We shall miss him: The sudden death of Prof. Krzysztof Wędzony

We were shocked and saddened to learn about the sudden passing of professor Krzysztof Wedzony, the Director of the Institute of Pharmacology Polish Academy of Sciences (IF PAN).

Professor Wedzony was an outstanding neuropharmacologist. His work concentrated on neuropsychiatric disorders and abnormalities in neuronal structural plasticity, as well as on vulnerability to early- and late-onset psychopathologies, schizophrenia and depression. His research is highly acknowledged both in Poland and abroad.

He was always interested in our research and he frequently asked about the latest research on cannabinoids. He always looked over one’s shoulder while Kasia or Agnieszka were working at the confocal microscope and asked:  „What are you looking at?”. He was truly unique and the field has lost a great mentor and leader. He was an admirer of history, art and music, and was a great photographer. I regret that I could not send him a trailer of the latest Tate Modern’s exhibition The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection, one of the world’s greatest private collections of photography, drawn from the classic modernist period of the 1920s–50s. Professor Wedzony would surely have like it. His distinguished work and unique personality will always be remembered. His sudden death is a great loss for science, for his co-workers and his friends.

We will remember him as an enthusiastic pharmacologist.

We shall miss him…


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