Book of Remembrance of

Gloria

Professor Gloria Rudenko

Gloria was a truly exceptional person who had dedicated twelve years to Imperial. She first joined the Department of Life Sciences in January 2010, as a Reader in Molecular Microbiology before being promoted to Professor of Molecular Microbiology on 1 September 2015. She touched so many lives and has been described as exceedingly caring, popular member of staff who was a gifted, inspirational scientist and teacher.

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Eva Gluenz

Gloria was a remarkable woman and inspirational scientist. What I admired most about her was that she was unafraid to tackle hard questions and to pursue them with the utmost determination and scientific rigour. She also had a great sense of humour and I admired her no-nonsense approach. I remember her as a wonderful …

Daniel Davis

I’m so sorry to hear that Gloria has passed away. I knew Gloria from the time I last worked at Imperial College, just over ten years ago, around the time she joined. She was a strong-willed and robust scientist. Her work was always of an exceptionally high standard, rigorous and respected. I’m especially sad …

Kathrin Witmer

It made me very sad to hear of Gloria’s passing. I have only spent 2 years in her lab but have a lot of fond memories of that time. Gloria was one of the most meticulous scientists I ever met, and she will be greatly missed. My thoughts are with her and her family …

Nadina Wand

I was shocked and saddened to find out that Gloria has passed. She always seemed like such a constant in her dedication to science and the field of trypanosome research, in particular. I completed my DPhil in her laboratory in 2011 while she was still in Oxford and I was always grateful to her …

Derek Nolan

It was with real shock and sadness that I learned of the sad news of the passing of Gloria. I first met Gloria many years ago while she was in Piet Borst’s laboratory and I was with Etienne Pays;  subsequently we followed a similar career path afterwards as Wellcome Trust Fellows. Gloria was an …

Alister Craig

I was saddened to hear of Gloria’s death and I know the community that she worked with will miss her. I had the privilege and pleasure to work with her on the Wellcome Trust grants panel for several years and what came through in her activities was her rigour, fairness and straightforwardness in reviewing …

Mani Shankar Narayanan

I look back at my time in Gloria’s lab with a lot of fondness and warmth. Many wonderful memories come flooding back to me when I think of her and her lab. Two particular incidents come to mind and these demonstrate just how good a leader she was. First, early in my time in …

Cristina Lo Celso

I was very sad to hear of Gloria’s passing. She was a model of strenght and rigour at work and in life, a very supportive colleague, and a very collegial lab neighbour. Gloria will be missed and remembered for a long time. …

Fatemah Kassamali

I was incredibly fortunate to spend some time in Gloria’s lab as an MRes student. Her unwavering support, stemming from the immense wealth of knowledge and passion for molecular parasitology that she possessed, all culminated in guidance beyond compare. Memories that will stick with me particularly include her effortless narration of the most intricate …

Klaus Ersfeld

Gloria was the most pleasant and reliable scientist I have ever collaborated with. A massive loss to our community. …