It is with deep sadness that we advise that CBNS CI Professor Edmund Crampin unexpectedly passed away on Saturday, 15 May 2021 while cycling with a friend.
Edmund has been a highly valued member of our Centre, a kind and generous colleague and an engaged supervisor to his team members. As a Chief Investigator at CBNS, Edmund led our Signature Project “Predicting bio-nano interactions”. Particularly, his work in understanding how materials and cells interact played a significant role in the development of improved nanomedicines and vaccines. Edmund joined the University of Melbourne in 2013 as the Chair of Systems Biology, a joint appointment between the School of Mathematics and Statistics and Melbourne School of Engineering. He was the Rowden White Chair of Systems and Computational Biology where his work in establishing mathematical and systems biology as a research strength had been pivotal. He excelled in the challenging task of bringing the life sciences, biomedicine, mathematics and engineering disciplines together.
Edmund was a dedicated and loving partner and father who enjoyed cycling and spending time with his family and friends in the outdoors. Edmund’s family, his partner and two children, are in our thoughts. He will be deeply missed by his colleagues, his friends and the whole research community beyond CBNS.
The family have asked for anyone wanting to send flowers to instead send vouchers for prepared meals. They have set up a page for contributions for meal deliveries and/or other essential items: https://app.