Archive for January, 2014

Professor Colin Ingram, died December 2013

January 5, 2014

I have been working with Colin for the best part of ten years, primarily on the CARMEN project. In November we went together to the Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego, and manned a stall about CARMEN in the Convention Centre there together. In January he was to come to visit me to discuss how we might take the CARMEN project forward. It was a shock to hear of his untimely death in mid December, aged only 53. He was a very good scientist, and a friend as well: we’d shared quite a number of beers, as well as worked on the project from writing the proposal together in a small windowless office in Newcastle, to being interviewed by the Research Councils, to making it actually work, and getting a second round of funding for it. He was a major figure in the UK in Neuroinformatics – quite apart from being co-dirctor of the Institute of Neuroscience in Newcastle University. I can’t quite believe he’s gone, and my heart goes out  both to his wife and children, and to the people that he worked closely with in Newcastle.