Mourning the loss of Dr. Ulrich auf dem Keller (1974 – 2023)

With great sadness, we share the announcement of the passing of Professor Dr. Ulrich auf dem Keller.

Ulrich was a world leader in the fields of wound healing and proteinase biology and a pioneer in mass spectrometry-based proteomics technologies. Raised in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, Ulrich spoke Latin and Ancient Greek. Following his passion for science, he received his Diploma in Biochemistry in 2000. Later, Ulrich received his Ph.D. in Zurich, Switzerland in 2005.

Ulrich joined the laboratory of Dr. Christopher Overall in Vancouver, Canada, in 2006 as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. In the Overall lab, as the recipient of a research fellowship from the German Research Foundation (DFG), Ulrich studied the role of proteases in cancer and co-developed iTRAQ-TAILS.

We have been extremely privileged and fortunate to interact with Ulrich both professionally and in our private lives. Ulrich was a devoted husband, father of two children, Florian and Julia, brother and son. Our thoughts go out to his family in this period of grief.

Please click here to read a tribute written by several of Ulrich’s friends and colleagues.