Obituary - Heike Mikschofsky

Thursday, September 22, 2016

We are sad to announce that suddenly and unexpectedly, Dr. Heike Mikschofsky, who many of you will remember from the 2013 COST Action meeting in Rostock, passed away on the 8th of September 2016. Heike studied Biology at the University of Rostock and did her PhD at the Agricultural faculty where she was introduced to molecular farming. She dedicated most of her time to this topic for many years and made important contributions to plant made vaccines. Despite her great success and international recognition she decided after her habilitation to reduce her work at the university to teaching, and established in parallel, a company to teach privately in many different fields of biology and medicine. Heike was a passionate and inspiring teacher, who was open for all questions and problems addressed by students, graduates and colleagues. She was a tireless and highly capable scientist, always exceeding expectations, full of energy and optimism, with a smile and an open heart for anyone at any time. We will miss her very much.


Heike Mikschofsky