MRC Elsie Widdowson Laboratory

Dr Chris Bates

We have received the sad news that Dr Chris Bates passed away on Sunday 7th January 2018, following a heart attack. Dr Bates was a world-renowned expert on vitamin metabolism and made extensive contributions to the development of current micronutrient recommendations.  After many years leading research at the Dunn Nutrition Unit, he was Head of the Micronutrient Status Research Group at MRC Human Nutrition Research from 1998 to his retirement in 2003. Following his retirement he continued to provide valuable advisory input and support for MRC HNR and then MRC EWL staff, students and collaborators as well as the National Diet and Nutrition Survey until his death.

Personal messages of condolence to Chris’ family can be sent by email c/o Dr Ann Prentice.

A book of remembrance is being arranged at The Elsie Widdowson Laboratory in Cambridge. If you would like to contribute but cannot come in please send your contribution to Dr Gail Goldberg by email or by post: MRC Elsie Widdowson Laboratory, Fulbourn Road, Cambridge, CB1 9NL.

A fuller obituary will follow and the Nutrition Society will be paying a full tribute to Dr Chris Bates later in the year.