Int. J. Dev. Biol. 58: 299 - 302 (2014)
doi: 10.1387/ijdb.140117ed
© UPV/EHU Press

Herbert Steinbeisser: a life with the Xenopus embryo

Eddy M. De Robertis and Christof Niehrs

Los Angeles, USA and Mainz, Germany

ABSTRACT Herbert Steinbeisser was a developmental biologist completely immersed in science. Of a cheerful disposition and constant good humor, he was the best collaborator one could hope for. When such a nice, kind colleague is taken by cancer at age 56 it seems so unjust. Yet, his life is an illustration of how wonderful a life in science can be and we would like to relate it here.

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Herbert Steinbeisser

*Corresponding author e-mail: Eddy@mednet.ucla.edu