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[Arabidopsis] Condolences to Dr.Simon chan

Ramu gowda via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by ramu.tiger123 from gmail.com)
Sun Aug 26 00:32:43 EST 2012

Its highly sad to hear loss of Dr.Simon chan. i knew him from his pioneered
work on chromosomes and creating haploids to accelerating  breeding
programs. i have been intereacted with him several times regarding this
work and he has always been great advisor and he replied to all my quieries
with high scientific reasons. thanks to him.
I pray peace to his soul and god may give his family stregnth to bear his


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> Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 15:27:18 +0000
> From: "Jacobsen, Steve" <jacobsen from ucla.edu>
> Subject: [Arabidopsis] In Memoriam:  Simon Chan
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> Dear Colleagues:
> It is with great sadness that I write to report the death of our
> colleague, Simon Chan.  Simon, 38, passed away on Wednesday, August 22,
> 2012 after a brief illness.  He is survived by his parents, Avril and
> Robert Chan, and sister, Caron Chan.
> Simon was one of the most talented, honest, and kind individuals that I
> have had the pleasure of working with.  Simon spent several years in my
> laboratory as a postdoctoral fellow and left a huge imprint on our lab, o=
> science, and our lives.
> Simon was also one of the most promising young plant biologists of his
> generation.  In June 2011, Simon was among the first plant scientists
> selected for the inaugural class of investigators funded jointly by HHMI
> and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to support innovative research =
> the plant sciences, and he was also the youngest recipient, consistent wi=
> the fast trajectory of his research career. Simon used Arabidopsis and
> other plants to understand how chromosomes are inherited during cell
> division. He discovered ways to dramatically speed up the breeding of
> plants for desirable traits and developed new plant-breeding tools by
> manipulating the properties of genetic inheritance.
> Simon received his B.SC. from the University of Auckland in New Zealand,
> his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Francisco, and carried o=
> his postdoctoral research at UCLA.  He joined the faculty of the Departme=
> of Plant Biology in the College of Biological Sciences at UC, Davis in 20=
> Simon was honored with several awards, including the American Society of
> Plant Biology Early Career Award and a Basil O=92Connor Starter Scholar A=
> from the March of Dimes.  He was an HHMI Predoctoral Fellow from 1997-200=
> and a Life Sciences Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow from 2003 to
> 2006.
> Simon will be remembered for his scientific brilliance, lively spirit, an=
> contributions to promoting plant science.
> ---------------------
> Steve Jacobsen
> Howard Hughes Medical Institute
> Dept of MCD Biology
> Terasaki Life Sciences Building
> 610 Charles E. Young Dr. East
> University of California, Los Angeles
> Los Angeles, CA 90095-7239
> Office: 310 825-0182    Lab: 310 206-3336
> http://www.mcdb.ucla.edu/Research/Jacobsen/LabWebSite/index.html
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> Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 13:54:27 -0700
> From: Joanna Friesner <jdfriesner from gmail.com>
> Subject: [Arabidopsis] Condolences for Simon Chan
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> Hi all,
> A UC Davis Plant Biology website has been posted for condolences for Simo=
> http://www-plb.ucdavis.edu/labs/sundar/  .
> His family is so proud of Simon and his accomplishments, and will be able
> to
> read your messages.  Please feel free to pass this on to anyone else who
> may
> wish to share memories of Simon.
> Joanna Friesner, on behalf of the UC Davis faculty, staff, students, and
> postdocs in Plant Biology
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