Royal Society Publishing

William Platt Jencks. 15 August 1927 — 3 January 2007

Jack F. Kirsch, John P. Richard


The field of enzymology was profoundly affected by the death of Bill Jencks on 3 January 2007, after a 17-year struggle against Alzheimer’s disease. Jencks was a major innovator, a superb teacher, a devoted husband and father, and a helpful friend and colleague. Those of us who had the privilege of working with Bill, or of knowing him professionally, are poorer for his passing.