Death of Dr Klaus Kurtenbach

It is with deep regret that the University announces the death of Dr Klaus Kurtenbach, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biology & Biochemistry.

Dr Klaus Kurtenbach was born in 1959.

He gained a PhD degree in Medical Parasitology in 1992 from the University of Bonn in Germany and came to the UK to do post-doctoral research at Imperial College London (1993-1995) and Oxford University (1995-1998).

He was awarded a Wellcome Trust Research Fellowship that allowed him to continue his work at Oxford University and later to return to Imperial College.

In 2004 he became a Research Scientist at Yale in the USA and in 2005 returned to the UK as a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biology & Biochemistry at Bath.

Klaus was a leading expert in the field of epidemiology and specialised in the study of vector-borne diseases, notably Lyme borreliosis (or Lyme disease) that is transmitted by infected ticks. He was passionate about his research which led him to establish collaborative projects in Europe, Africa and North America.

Klaus was enjoying great success following the recent publication of his findings in prominent scientific journals. He will be sorely missed, not least for his enthusiasm and wealth of knowledge.

We offer our most sincere condolences to his friends and family.

Further information regarding funeral arrangements will be posted on the homepage in due course.

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