Our teacher, our mentor, our doctoral advisor: Professor Michael Beck, whom we still called our "chief" with great pleasure, has gone. He leaves behind a big blank.
Michael Beck worked until his retirement at the University Medical Center Mainz, where he had gained worldwide renown for the University Medical Center and the city of Mainz as founder and director of the Villa Metabolica. In recent years, he contributed to the establishment of our clinical research institute SphinCS.
From the beginning of his professional career he dedicated himself to the care of seriously ill people, mostly children, with genetic diseases, especially lysosomal diseases. With great humanity and heart and soul, he accompanied affected families on their difficult journey, gave them hope, confidence and vigorously advocated offering possible treatment studies to our patients here. In addition, he was very enthusiastically involved in science, research and teaching. He shared his knowledge with us, accompanied us on our professional and private way, encouraged and supported us as a doctoral supervisor, chief and friend.
Dear Michael, we thank you for your tireless efforts and trust. We will miss you very much.