Sadly, on Monday 19 July 2021 prof. dr. J.J.M. (Jacques) Vervoort passed away at the age of 66.
It is hard to comprehend that Jacques is no longer with us. After a long career at the Laboratory of Biochemistry, he had formally retired only in February of this year. As is typical for Jacques though, he was still very actively engaged in a large number of research projects, and came by for a chat on an almost daily basis. At the same time he was also still working at the Toxicology department. Jacques has cooperated with numeral PhD projects at Toxicology in the past, but since his retirement Jacques was almost daily present at Toxicology (including the weekends) and continued to contribute to multiple PhD-projects.
We will greatly miss Jacques passionate and active personality, his drive for contributing to science through his expertise, his love for analytical methods, and the casual chats.
Our thoughts go to Ivonne, Max and Lotte, Kevin and Rozemarijn and their family.