The British Society for Immunology is saddened to learn about the recent death of our Member, Professor Vincenzo Cerundolo FRS. Enzo has been part of the the British Society for Immunology family for three decades, greatly contributing to the field as an active member since 1990, being involved with the Oxford Immunology Group and speaking at numerous events.
Professor Cerundolo was Director of the MRC Human Immunology Unit at the University of Oxford where he built on the work of Andrew McMichael FRS, creating a strong collaborative environment. His work focused on understanding mechanisms of processing and presentation of lipid and peptide antigens to T cells, with many seminal findings relevant across immunology, including for mechanisms of inflammation, immuno-oncology and vaccination, including key discoveries being taken forward to clinical trials.
He was also a Fellow of the Royal Society, Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, Head of Division at Investigative Medicine, Radcliffe Department of Medicine, and Fellow of Merton College.
Enzo will be very missed by all in the immunology community and the British Society for Immunology sends our deepest condolences to his family and friends.