In Memoriam Prof. Dr. Wim Jiskoot (1961 – 2021), Scientific Advisor of Coriolis
On 22 August 2021, Wim Jiskoot has passed away only two weeks after having received an unexpected diagnosis.
Since 2013, Wim has been actively working for Coriolis as Scientific Advisor, next to his professorship at Leiden University (In Memoriam professor Wim Jiskoot (1961-2021) - Leiden University). For the main time he has been working remote from The Netherlands, which allowed him to stay in his home country and combine both academic and industrial science. In addition, Wim enjoyed his regular on-site visits at Coriolis, the interactions with the project teams, the PhD students he guided at Coriolis and our clients, as well as cycling through Munich.
Wim’s scientific excellence is manifested in about 300 peer reviewed publications. He managed to bridge academic research and enormous experience with the applied science of the biopharmaceutical industry in a brilliant way. It was important to him to actively contribute to the development of biopharmaceuticals and vaccines which improve the health and the quality of life of millions. It is extremely sad and feels unfair that he could not receive a life-saving treatment himself.
We will remember Wim as the openminded, brilliant, and honest person, who stayed positive even after his devastating diagnosis. Our thoughts are with his loved ones, in particular with Karin, Julia and Carles.
We have received an overwhelming number of requests on how to honor Wim. Therefore, we would like to offer you the opportunity to contribute to a condolence book for Wim’s family, if you wish. You can send your contribution, message and/or memories* of Wim to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will then print a condolence booklet and will hand it to Wim’s family.
Coriolis Pharma Management & Team
*all formats (pdf, jpg, word, email) are possible and can be added to the booklet. Your message will be confidential and shared only with Wim’s family.