…contributed by Peteris Romanovskis
Professor Gunars Chipens passed away on April 29, 2014. His career at the Institute of Organic Synthesis of the Latvian Academy of Sciences spanned well over 40 years. Studies in peptide chemistry, biophysics and pharmacology in Latvia became internationally recognized under his undisputed leadership. His departure marks closing of a certain chapter of peptide research in Latvia.
Those who knew him may testify that Professor Gunars Chipens was a genuine man of science who devoted his life to relentless pursuit for understanding laws governing Nature. He did it with dignity and integrity…
Obituary will be published in the July 2014 issue of the EPS Newsletter.