We are sad to inform that Professor Henning M. Beier, former chair in Anatomy and Reproductive Biology at Aachen University and long-standing SRF (and SSR) member, passed on April 11 aged 80. He was one of the pioneers in embryology, embryo-maternal dialogue and embryo in vitro culture in Germany. As member of the German National Academy of Science Leopoldina he was strongly involved in the legislative procedures of the German Embryo Protection law and Stem Cell law. He published more than 300 papers, including book and textbook chapters as editor and author. His name will always be connected with “uteroglobin”, a hormone-dependent uterine protein discovered by him in 1966. He was a very open-minded person, always had a smile on his face, was warm-hearted and understanding, adored by his students and co-workers. We remember him with great gratitude.