GRiP is sad to announce that Prof. Adolfo Valls-i-Soler, Professor of Paediatrics at the University of the Basque Country, passed away on 20th December.
Prof. Valls-i-Soler will be remembered for his outstanding contribution to the GRiP project among his other achievements as scientist and teacher. Within GRiP, Prof. Valls-i-Soler led the Work Package 6 team, promoting the safe testing and development of medicines in neonates. As well as teaching at the University of the Basque Country in Leioa, Bilbao, Spain, Prof. Valls-i-Soler was the Head of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of the Department of Paediatrics, Cruces University Hospital. His many affiliations included Co-ordinator of the DG SANCO funded EuroNeoStat project, the Spanish Paediatric Research Network on Maternal and Child Health and the Scientific Board of BioCruces Medical Research Institute.
The thoughts of all GRiP members and collaborators are with the family of Prof. Valls-i-Soler. He will be missed very much by all those involved in GRiP.