Prof. Olaf Schneewind University of Chicago, USA

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Olaf Schneewind was the Louis Block Professor and chair of the Department of Microbiology at the University of Chicago. He received his MD and PhD from the University of Cologne in 1988. He obtained subsequent postdoctoral training at Rockefeller University's Laboratory of Bacteriology and Immunology under the mentorship of Dr.... read moreVincent Fischetti. In 1992, he received his first appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine, where he was subsequently promoted to Associate Professor (1997) and Professor (2001). Dr. Schneewind then joined the Biological Sciences Division faculty at the University of Chicago in 2001. Dr. Schneewind was one of the world’s leading authorities on the pathogenic bacteria that cause human disease. He sadly passed away on May 26th 2019 after a long battle with cancer.