…contributed by Aleksandra Misicka
With profound regret and sadness we write to inform you of the sudden death of Andrzej W. Lipkowski on November 27th, 2014.
Andrzej was a visionary scientist, a great man and a caring mentor and friend to many of us. He was always open to cooperation, generously sharing his scientific ideas, enjoying discussing study results and planning new experiments.
Andrzej had extensive knowledge of chemistry, pharmacology and medicine. Additionally he had great ability to integrate information from various fields, allowing him to synthesize experimental findings that others would find difficult to consolidate. For four last years Andrzej served as a Director of the Mossakowski Medical Research Centre of the Polish Academy of Science in Warsaw, which blossomed under his leadership and became one of the foremost scientific institutions in Poland.
Andrzej was an extremely kind and modest person with an outstanding mind. He had a rare ability to visualize molecules from different points of view and was always full of ideas, many of which are still unfolding. His loss is a tragedy for all of us who knew him and benefited from his unique way of thinking. He will be sorely missed by all of his friends and coworkers, in addition to his family.