Remembering Suzanne

A brilliant scientist will be forever with us

Prof. Suzanne Eaton © MPI-CBG

We are remembering professor Suzanne Eaton today, whose life came to a tragic end on July 2, 2019. Suzanne was an exceptional and inspiring scientist, a loving spouse and mother, as well as a truly wonderful person beloved to us all. She developed new and groundbreaking approaches to understanding how cells communicate with each other to form tissue. Suzanne's team was able to explain how chemical signals are spread over long distances in tissues and how they interact with physical forces to regulate tissue development.

In 2020, we created a memorial garden by the institute in memory of Suzanne. With the desire of many to honour Suzanne as a scientist, mentor, and friend, the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) established a fund in her memory. These funds can now be invested in science, in Suzanne’s honour. The EMBO New Venture Fellowship helps scientists explore topics outside their current area to allow them to pursue a new research direction in their future work.  

Suzanne will be forever with us through her brilliant scientific ideas and findings that will be further investigated by her colleagues in the future.

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