Last year, we were deeply shocked and disturbed to learn that the life of our dear friend and colleague, Suzanne Eaton, came to a tragic end in Crete on July 2, 2019. Today, one year later, we are remembering her with profound respect and admiration. Suzanne was an exceptional and inspiring scientist, a loving spouse and mother, as well as a truly wonderful person beloved to us all.
In memory of her, we will be planting a commemorative ‘natural garden’ as a quiet place to reflect and think about science by the Institute building with a plaque to honor her. Suzanne will be forever with us through her brilliant scientific ideas and findings that will be further investigated by her colleagues in the future. Suzanne discovered new and groundbreaking approaches to understanding how cells communicate with each other to form tissue. Through the discovery of signaling molecules, the morphogens, and their physical properties and interactions, Suzanne's team was able to explain how signals are spread over long distances in tissues. The Institute has decided each year to feature one of Suzanne’s key discoveries in an exhibit on the occasion of the anniversary of her death.
A wonderful, creative, lively, enthusiastic colleague and friend, as well as a brilliant scientist, is dearly missed by us all.
Website 'Remembering Suzanne'
Obituary of the Max Planck Society