Farewell to Prof. Djordje Fira, University of Belgrade

ICGEB remembers Djordje Fira, Professor in the Laboratory for Molecular Genetics of Industrial Microorganisms, Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia.

Following a short illness, Prof. Fira, who was associated with ICGEB for many years, passed away on 14 August 2022.

He will be remembered for his warm friendship, his scientific passion, positive outlook and kindness by the many scientists who had the privilege to interact with him.

He worked to establish many collaborations, activities and training of young scientists with the ICGEB over the past twenty years. He cemented networks with ICGEB Principal Investigators, recommending many students to apply for ICGEB PhDs and CRP Grants.

Serbia has been a full Member State of the ICGEB since 1987. The IMGGE is an ICGEB Affiliated Centre.