Immunologist Ivo Hána dies aged 89

Immunologist Ivo Hána, one of the most leading names in the field in the former Czechoslovakia as well as the Czech Republic, has died at the age of 89. His family released the news to the Czech News Agency.

Professor Hána received the state honour, the Order of Merit, from President Václav Klaus in 2008.

Hána was the honorary chairman of the Czech Immunological Society; in the 1980s he worked at Prague’s General Teaching Hospital and also headed the immunization centre for WHO in several developing countries.