R.I.P. Prof Ananda Prasad (1928-2022)

Category : ISZB | News Posted on 2022-02-08 08:26:55
R.I.P. Prof Ananda Prasad (1928-2022)

I have received some very sad and unfortunate news that Professor Ananda Prasad, a great and legendary scientist of zinc biology, passed away February 5th, 2022, at 94 years old.
As you all know, he was the first to initiate research into human zinc biology, and remained a leader in this exciting field for a very long time. His research made many people realize that zinc is essential for our health. He was a remarkable man that provided inspiration to so many zinc researchers. We will remember him not only for his great scientific achievements but also all of the memories we all share with him. For me, in particular, his attendance at the ISZB-2019 conference in Japan was unforgettable and appreciated very much.
Most importantly, he was loved by everyone in the world. Please pray that his soul may rest in peace. One thing is for sure, he will live in our hearts forever.
Sincerely yours,
Toshi Fukada