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Edward Piers

Messages of Remembrance

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Ed had beautiful handwriting both on paper and on the chalk board. His conformational drawings were practically art!

Christine Rogers, worked in his lab as a post-doc
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Ed taught us how to think on our feet and answer while "at the board". A fond memory is him flashing the peace sign as he walked down the hall.

Renata Oballa, worked in his lab as a PhD student
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Ed was a gentleman and a gentle man. He was probably the most even-tempered mentor on could have asked for. As a teacher, he provided constructive criticism but was also liberal with praise. In the lab, he usually started a conversation with, “Well?”. On a personal note, he was the only one who ever called me Edward and I got my first job based on his recommendation, without ever even interviewing!

Ed. Ruediger, Former Ph.D student
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Ed was the model supervisor and mentor. He provided support and encouragement coupled with the freedom to explore new avenues. He was a gentle giant with a superbly witty sense of humour yet his passion for science never waned.

Stephen Lau, Ed's Penultimate Postdoc

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