In Memory of
William Patrick Green Coogan
Will was a final-year PhD student in the Department of Biology who was funded by the British Heart Foundation. He started his PhD in 2017 after graduating with an MRes in Structural Molecular Biology degree from Imperial College London. Will was a deep thinker and hard worker when it came to his research project, and ambitious when it came to planning his experiments. He was a gifted protein biochemist praised for having “green fingers” when producing that difficult to purify recombinant protein. From Day 1 of his PhD project, Will was able to think in an interdisciplinary manner about the techniques and experiments that could be used to address a structural biology question. Will was good-natured with a dry sense of humour that he delivered with a trademark mischievous grin. He would happily engage anyone in a detailed conversation about one of his top-three favourite topics: science, music or football. Will was a bright young scientist with a promising future in biochemical and structural biology research. He will be warmly remembered for his contributions to the York research community, and sorely missed by all of us.