In memory of Edmund Crampin

Professor Edmund Crampin joined the University in 2013, moving from New Zealand, as the Rowden White Chair of Systems Biology, a joint appointment between the School of Mathematics and Statistics and the School of Biomedical Engineering. He quickly become a beloved and respected member of the University community.

His educational background was in physics and mathematics, doing his DPhil at the University of Oxford, and throughout his distinguished career Edmund used fundamental mathematical concepts and computer science to build models to understand biological processes and human diseases, with a particular interest in heart physiology. His major contribution was the establishment of new methods to model and describe cell physiology mathematically. These models take in the molecular, cellular and tissue scales, and he worked to model increasingly larger and more complex systems, including whole cells and organs.

Professor Edmund Crampin passed away suddenly on Saturday 15 May, 2021. His loss continues to deeply felt by his many friends and colleagues at the University and beyond.