Rolf Bernander (1956-2014): pioneer of the archaeal cell cycle

Mol Microbiol. 2014 Jun;92(5):903-9. doi: 10.1111/mmi.12608.


On 19 January 2014 Rolf ('Roffe') Bernander passed away unexpectedly. Rolf was a dedicated scientist; his research aimed at unravelling the cell biology of the archaeal domain of life, especially cell cycle-related questions, but he also made important contributions in other areas of microbiology. Rolf had a professor position in the Molecular Evolution programme at Uppsala University, Sweden for about 8 years, and in January 2013 he became chair professor at the Department of Molecular Biosciences, The Wenner-Gren Institute at Stockholm University in Sweden. Rolf was an exceptional colleague and will be deeply missed by his family and friends, and the colleagues and co-workers that he leaves behind in the scientific community. He will be remembered for his endless enthusiasm for science, his analytical mind, and his quirky sense of humour.

Publication types

  • Biography
  • Historical Article

MeSH terms

  • Archaea / cytology*
  • Cell Cycle / physiology
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, 21st Century
  • Sweden

Personal name as subject

  • Rolf Bernander