AirUCI loses key collaborator

Dr. Martina Roeselova, AirUCI collaborator from the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, has passed away.  She was diagnosed less than a month ago with an inoperable brain tumor and was undergoing agressive chemotherapy.  She contracted bronchitis on February 11th and was having difficulty breathing, so was readmitted to the hospital.  Due to her weakened immune system resulting from the chemotherapy, the bronchitis quickly developed into septic shock and, despite the heroic efforts of her doctors, her heart stopped beating at 2 am Prague time today and she could not be revived.
We are devastated by this loss and send our deepest condolences to her family and friends.  Martina was our dear friend and colleague, but she was also a world-renowned atmospheric chemist whose work has been key to many discoveries in the field.  She will be missed by those who love her, those who worked with her, and those who read and cite her many publications.
Martina Roeselova Memorial Fellowship
The Martina Roeselova Memorial Fellowship has been established which will provide support to a young scientist (at the PhD, graduate student, or postdoctoral level) who is at the same time caring for a small child.  We remember Martina's hard work as a student, researcher, and mother and how she excelled at all three endeavors, and this fund will bring some welcome relief to scientist fathers and mothers who are juggling many responsibilities.  You will be sent a receipt which indicates that your donation is tax deductible.
You can contribute to this important effort by:

  • completing this form
  • writing a check made payable to: Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the ASCR, v.v.i.
  • mailing the form and check to:

Mr. Martin Matousek, Directors Office
Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences
Flemingovo nam 2
16610 Prague 6
Czech Republic

Friday, February 13, 2015