Announcing the sad passing of Dr Chris Bates

Published online: 10 January 2018

Dr Chris Bates

We have received the sad news that Dr Chris Bates passed away on Sunday 7 January 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 via email to 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 person please send your contribution to Dr Gail Goldberg by email or by post (MRC Elsie Widdowson Laboratory, Fulbourn Road, Cambridge CB1 9NL)

If you wish to be informed about funeral arrangements when they become known, please contact Dr Gail Goldberg

The Society will be paying a full tribute to Dr Bates later in the year.