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[ALIVE & ON HOLD] Professor Laurence Henderson

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Prof. Laurence Henderson

Biography

Name: (Professor) Laurence Henderson

D.O.B: 15/10/1971 - Oxford, England

Height: 177cm (5' 8")

Weight: 76kg (168lbs)

Hair: Dark Brown, Short

Eyes: Brown

Pre-Outbreak Profession: Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Oxford University, England

Demeanour in three words: Intellectual, Judicious, Righteous


Background

Early Life

Laurence was born into a wealthy family on the cold morning if October the 11th in 1971. His Father was a Doctor of Medicine on the highest level and his Mother was a best selling Author. During his first years of life, he was looked after by his Mother at home whilst his Father worked in America. At the time, Fredrick Henderson (his Father) was working on a big project within his work, he was studying Recombinant DNA with Stanford biochemist Paul Berg, it was a major accomplishment in 1972 when they created the first recombinant DNA molecule, pointing the way to genetically modified organisms and gene-based medical therapies. It was a medical and scientific breakthrough.

By 1977 Laurence had started school. He was enrolled into a local private school named, Billtons. There, he learnt the basis of what he now knows. He developed his life skills there at an advanced rate compared to the rest of his class. This is where Laurence's interests in Science began. He wanted answers, he asked questions. His teachers noticed this and passed it onto his parents, whom at first were proudly shocked. But after this, they soon realised that he needed more from education. He couldn't just have a private school, he needed better.

So, the two parents enhanced his education and the way he learnt. He was no longer part of private school, instead he had costly tutors teaching him. They would arrive at his home at 7 o'clock sharp every morning and begin teaching through until 4 o'clock in the evening. The routine was hard on all the family, costly for the parents and a lot to take in for Laurence but they all coped and got through - at the end of the day, Fredrick and Elizabeth wanted what was best for Laurence.

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Adolescence

When Laurence became fourteen he was still home taught however, this time he had multiple tutors who were specialised in their specific areas. This was the best way for Laurence to get the best possible education at his age. He had very few friends because of his home schooling - his social skills had significantly declined too. His parents had nailed into him that his main priority is education. Get good results and then you can move on. He practised what they preached.

Laurence's teenage years seen him become more adventurous also. He had a strong love for Chemistry and purchased a Chemistry kit for home, he'd do various experiments every day. A personal favourite was the 'Screaming Jelly Baby' in which a Potassium Chlorate solution reacted with a jelly baby sweet, causing a purple flame (a test for a Potassium salt is purple flame). At first, his Mother was worried at his fascination with Chemistry however, his Father persuaded Elizabeth to 'let it go'.

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Professor

Laurence had passed his examinations with flying colours - no surprise to his parents and tutors. He was fast-tracked into Oxford University, where he studied Biochemistry, Chemistry and Physiology in his time there. For Laurence, Oxford was a new life, an escape. Which it was. Laurence had finally experienced a mild social life - which for him was a new thing.

Oxford wasn't just a new learning experience and a social life, it was also where he met his future wife, Lila. Lila was studying Chemistry with Laurence. They would meet every Sunday night and study together, eventually it became a habit and then began to meet more often than just the once a week. Both parties enjoyed what they were doing. Of course, they studied but they also socialised. This was a key part of them becoming a married couple.

By thirty-three years old (2004), he was a qualified Professor. Very young, however because of his extremely fast progression through the educational system, this was legitimate. He decided to stay at Oxford University as a Professor of Chemistry, he was also very keen to go further into Biochemistry - so he began to study it. Eventually, he had qualifications in both Chemistry and Biochemistry. (Laurence later went on to have qualifications in Biochemistry).

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Project 'Z'

Laurence gave many lectures over the years after 2004. Eventually however, he progressed to more, independent researching within the University. He set himself a project, due to take roughly five years to complete. He was going to... 'Discover, explain and explore an Apocalyptic Infected Human,' basically - he was going to study everything about a zombie apocalypse. The likely hood of one, it's chances, zombies appearance, their behaviour, the lot.

His plans for extensive and in-depth research were going as planned in 2008, (he started in 2007) he had collected a rather solid first article and had published it in many scientific journals. At first, people seen Professor Henderson's article as 'a laugh' nothing more. Until his second one. He had proved that the rabies virus could indeed become so, out of control that a zombie apocalypse (as we'd know it) would occur. This struck many of the high tier scientists and professors by surprise.

In 2012 on August, the original infection broke out deep within Chernarus. By then, Laurence had a wife, Lila and three kids: thirteen year-old, Jake, ten year-old, Lucy and five year-old Henry. All of which, came with him to study in Eastern Europe. He was allocated to a Research Centre deep within Russia - on border with Chernarus. When he went to visit Chernarus, he was stopped by the Russian Armed Forces and then returned to his CDC (Centre for Disease Control) base. (The CDC had expanded prior to this). Many scientists from around the world had came here to research. When the base was put under lock down, no-one knew it would last for so long...

Two years. From 2012 to 2014. It was two years until Laurence and his family seen daylight. They were locked in the underground facility by the RAF (Russian Armed Forces). When they were eventually overrun, many scientists and other scientific folk ran away or simply died...

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Chernarus

This was his chance...

He took his family in a Russian car of sorts, it was camouflaged. He entered Chernarus from a northern road, which took him past the Military Base on the Airfield in the North West. His car ran out of fuel fast, and so he came to a halt at the town of Vybor. Seemed like a big town, perhaps a small city. He and his family went to a nearby farm house and set up camp - this is where they'd live for their time in Chernarus. For now at least.

Laurence went out to continue his research, now more than ever, collecting more evidence now than ever before. He was accumulating a lot, of course with a lot of places overrun, there was no chance in even posting a journal - unless he could find a computer of sorts. Even then, who else would have a working computer with internet? Practically no-one. Of course, there is nothing saying that he couldn't try. Now his priority is researching and his family...

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Contents

Notes

1 - Early Beginnings

2 - Women


Laurence's Works

To Be Added


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1 - Early Beginnings

I didn't know how tough it'd be.

From the beginning, I thought it'd be similar to field study. You go out, you study, you come home, you eat, sleep and then you do it again.

I was wrong.

It's the total opposite. This place is, different... To what I expected. So far, I've seen no human life, that may be because I'm looking in the wrong place. But I'm sure I'll find someone soon. Hopefully. I went to a town, it was... Small. "Лопатино" it said. The day was short for me, I watched the infected for some time, before I had to leave. The darkness sets upon you like hunger, fast and in large quantities.

Lila's OK. The kids are worried, that's expected. They seem in good health, aside from the nervousness - they're good. I'm doing OK too, I've had to do a lot of running, again, expected. No infected came close to me though. One thing I have noticed, they can hear things. The car, I tired to start it this morning at about 6. It attracted some of them, I got out the car and went back to the camp, where I stayed until 7.

Midday was the worst, for the East of Europe it's very, hot and the moisture in the air is rather high. It's mostly clear weather but there are the odd storms. The clothing situation was really bugging Lila. We have a few pairs of clothes each and that's it. I'll have to find some new ones somewhere, god knows where.

My research of this country doesn't cover clothes stores.

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I love it Mush. Keep it up bro :)

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// If he is a chemistry professor, why is he teaching Trigonometry graphs and algebraic pie charts? :D

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I love it Mush. Keep it up bro :)

Cheers, Siorre. :)

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// If he is a chemistry professor, why is he teaching Trigonometry graphs and algebraic pie charts? :D

//Not necessarily him - I just liked the photo.

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I love the set up, he's a really unique character and I can't wait to read what happens to him.

One teeny-tiny error.

Professor of Philosophy, he was also very keen to go further into Chemistry - so he began to study it. Eventually, he had qualifications in both Chemistry and Philosophy. (Laurence later went on to have qualifications in Biochemistry).

I believe it is meant to be "Physiology".

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I love the set up, he's a really unique character and I can't wait to read what happens to him.

One teeny-tiny error.

Professor of Philosophy, he was also very keen to go further into Chemistry - so he began to study it. Eventually, he had qualifications in both Chemistry and Philosophy. (Laurence later went on to have qualifications in Biochemistry).

I believe it is meant to be "Physiology".

Physiology is the study of how living things work, how their mechanisms work. Philosophy is something different entirely. The study of mind, values, existence, that kind of deep stuff.

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I love the set up, he's a really unique character and I can't wait to read what happens to him.

One teeny-tiny error.

Professor of Philosophy, he was also very keen to go further into Chemistry - so he began to study it. Eventually, he had qualifications in both Chemistry and Philosophy. (Laurence later went on to have qualifications in Biochemistry).

I believe it is meant to be "Physiology".

Physiology is the study of how living things work, how their mechanisms work. Philosophy is something different entirely. The study of mind, values, existence, that kind of deep stuff.

Hm, in a way Laurence kind of does both - any advice on both of them? Perhaps Prof. of them both - or is that too you know, OP?

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I love the set up, he's a really unique character and I can't wait to read what happens to him.

One teeny-tiny error.

I believe it is meant to be "Physiology".

Physiology is the study of how living things work, how their mechanisms work. Philosophy is something different entirely. The study of mind, values, existence, that kind of deep stuff.

Hm, in a way Laurence kind of does both - any advice on both of them? Perhaps Prof. of them both - or is that too you know, OP?

That's a bit OP I think, but if he has done Chemistry then it makes more sense if he also did Physiology I guess. Philosophy is part of human sciences, which is different from exact sciences like chemistry (and Phisiology, which I guess is more Biology-related).

of course there's no reason he can't have done 3 studies, but it'd be a weird combination. Pretty sure finishing a study and becoming a professor in the subject is different though. :P

Do a bit of research on them, see how many years it would take him, and then decide for yourself if it's realistic or not?

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I love the set up, he's a really unique character and I can't wait to read what happens to him.

One teeny-tiny error.

I believe it is meant to be "Physiology".

Physiology is the study of how living things work, how their mechanisms work. Philosophy is something different entirely. The study of mind, values, existence, that kind of deep stuff.

Hm, in a way Laurence kind of does both - any advice on both of them? Perhaps Prof. of them both - or is that too you know, OP?

I thought it was a spelling mistake on the word Physiology, as a couple of lines above you mention Laurence studies Chemistry, Bio Chem and Physiology. I must have misinterpreted.

I mean, he could be a Prof of both. At first I thought Philosophy was a religious subject, but it covers theories of everything.

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Physiology is the study of how living things work, how their mechanisms work. Philosophy is something different entirely. The study of mind, values, existence, that kind of deep stuff.

Hm, in a way Laurence kind of does both - any advice on both of them? Perhaps Prof. of them both - or is that too you know, OP?

I thought it was a spelling mistake on the word Physiology, as a couple of lines above you mention Laurence studies Chemistry, Bio Chem and Physiology. I must have misinterpreted.

I mean, he could be a Prof of both. At first I thought Philosophy was a religious subject, but it covers theories of everything.

What I've highlighted was why I put it down, I thought it makes sense if he studies an apocalypse then, yeah. I don't know! :P


Physiology is the study of how living things work, how their mechanisms work. Philosophy is something different entirely. The study of mind, values, existence, that kind of deep stuff.

Hm, in a way Laurence kind of does both - any advice on both of them? Perhaps Prof. of them both - or is that too you know, OP?

That's a bit OP I think, but if he has done Chemistry then it makes more sense if he also did Physiology I guess. Philosophy is part of human sciences, which is different from exact sciences like chemistry (and Phisiology, which I guess is more Biology-related).

of course there's no reason he can't have done 3 studies, but it'd be a weird combination. Pretty sure finishing a study and becoming a professor in the subject is different though. :P

Do a bit of research on them, see how many years it would take him, and then decide for yourself if it's realistic or not?

Well, it takes roughly 11 years to become a professor (I worked it out, with his age and all that) I think. So, yeah... It's kind of realistic if he did it on the side but not as two main things. Perhaps a love of his was Chemistry, but he was never a Professor, just very skilled.

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Hm, in a way Laurence kind of does both - any advice on both of them? Perhaps Prof. of them both - or is that too you know, OP?

I thought it was a spelling mistake on the word Physiology, as a couple of lines above you mention Laurence studies Chemistry, Bio Chem and Physiology. I must have misinterpreted.

I mean, he could be a Prof of both. At first I thought Philosophy was a religious subject, but it covers theories of everything.

What I've highlighted was why I put it down, I thought it makes sense if he studies an apocalypse then, yeah. I don't know! :P

Philosophy is not "a study of everything" in that sense. :P It tries to answer questions like "why do we exist?" "what is life?" "what is my mind?"

Fundemental problems. Ethics. Logic. That sort of stuff. It kinda does cover "everything" but on a really abstract level. That's the complete opposite of exact studies like Chemistry. They work with facts. Philosophy only consists out of theories on an abstract level.

And a "professor in Philosophy" is really vague. I don't think such a title exists. Any professor probably has a specialty, like the Philosophy of Mind.

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I thought it was a spelling mistake on the word Physiology, as a couple of lines above you mention Laurence studies Chemistry, Bio Chem and Physiology. I must have misinterpreted.

I mean, he could be a Prof of both. At first I thought Philosophy was a religious subject, but it covers theories of everything.

What I've highlighted was why I put it down, I thought it makes sense if he studies an apocalypse then, yeah. I don't know! :P

Philosophy is not "a study of everything" in that sense. :P It tries to answer questions like "why do we exist?" "what is life?" "what is my mind?"

Fundemental problems. Ethics. Logic. That sort of stuff. It kinda does cover "everything" but on a really abstract level. That's the complete opposite of exact studies like Chemistry. They work with facts. Philosophy only consists out of theories on an abstract level.

And a "professor in Philosophy" is really vague. I don't think such a title exists. Any professor probably has a specialty, like the Philosophy of Mind.

Yes, Moral and Natural Philosophy and such. Perhaps I'll just stick to Chem and Bio Chem?

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You can have a PhD in philosophy. There is no need for a specific "area" of philosophy. On the other hand, I have not once seen someone who would study both an exact science, like chemistry and math, and a highly abstract study such as philosophy. It doesn't make too much sense.

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//I've fixed the entire Philosophy thing. Chemistry is now his forte.

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2 - Women

Women - wonderful, aren't they?

Seen three of them yesterday, didn't really talk much, suppose they were busy. They gave me a lift to the middle of no-where, set up a camp, I left just before dinner. I needed to get home, Lila was expecting me back - wouldn't want to worry her.

I think I've lost weight, a lot of it. Probably from the running I've been doing and the famine that's on-going. Life's hard. I visited a populated place today, Stary. A lot of biters there, couldn't stay long.

At home now, everyone's holding up well. They're a bit shakey but they're OK. Said they seen a group of people earlier. About six of them - Lila doesn't know how to shoot.

That's all - duties calling.

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