[3dem] Sad news about Ken Downing

Marin van Heel marin.vanheel at googlemail.com
Sun Aug 5 10:00:40 PDT 2018

Dear All

Let me share with you - in his memory - this picture of a young Ken 
Downing that I took when we first met in March 1977 at the EMBO course 
in Basel, organized by Ueli Aebi and the late Ross Smith. The second 
picture is Ken in vivid discussion with Ueli Aebi over a slide on the 
overhead projector.
If I remember correctly we discussed, at that meeting, the transfer 
properties of a microscope system equipped with a half-aperture.

Rest in peace Ken,


On 05/08/2018 07:58, Martin Kessel wrote:
> Dear Eva and Sharon and all Ken's friends and family,
> We deeply mourn the loss of Ken - a true gentleman scientist and 
> pioneer in our field. His legacy lives on in all those he mentored.
> Martin Kessel
> On Sat, Aug 4, 2018 at 6:23 PM, Evangel Nogales De La Morena 
> <enogales at lbl.gov <mailto:enogales at lbl.gov>> wrote:
>     Dear all,
>     It is with great sadness and disbelief that we write to let you
>     know that Ken Downing passed away last night, peacefully, at his
>     house, surrounded by his loving family.
>     Ken made numerous contributions to our field and was respected and
>     loved by everyone that knew him. His unique sense of humor, his
>     kindness and his insights will be deeply missed.
>     Eva Nogales and Sharon Wolf
>     Eva Nogales
>     Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
>     Molecular and Cell Biology Department, UC Berkeley
>     Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
>     Senior Faculty Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
>     (510)642-0557
>     enogales at lbl.gov <mailto:enogales at lbl.gov>
>     URL: cryoem.berkeley.edu <http://cryoem.berkeley.edu>
>     Assistant: Teresa Tucker, ttucker at berkeley.edu
>     <mailto:ttucker at berkeley.edu>, (510)666-3334


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