The International Journal of Developmental Biology

Int. J. Dev. Biol. 58: 299 - 302 (2014)

Vol 58, Issue 5

Herbert Steinbeisser: a life with the Xenopus embryo

Editorial | Published: 30 September 2014

Eddy M. De Robertis and Christof Niehrs

Los Angeles, USA and Mainz, Germany


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.


Herbert Steinbeisser

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