I admired Hartmut Beug for his enthusiasm with which he followed his research. He was very successful to convey this enthusiasm to others, even to those not working directly in his field of expertise. Talking to him always was stimulating, never boring, provoking deep and broad discussions. When he was in Heidelberg, which happened fortunately often, the hours we spent together discussing science, and critically debating political and cultural issues, often with a good bottle of wine, were always highly enjoyable and fruitful.
Günther Schütz, MD
Professor, Dept. Molecular Biology of the Cell I
Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ) Heidelberg, Germany