EMQN is greatly saddened to hear of the death of our friend, colleague and mentor Jean-Jacques Cassiman, aged 79. “JJ” was a founder member of EMQN, and was at the centre of many projects aimed at improving the quality of genetics services in Europe. Always a reliable source of sage advice, JJ exuded a calmness and good humour that made him an ideal partner in any project. It is unlikely that EMQN, the CF Network, EuroGentest or the CRMGEN project would have existed without JJ’s involvement.
He will be sorely missed.
Rest in peace, Jean-Jacques.