The ESDR regrets to inform its community that Detlef Zillikens, Professor and Chair of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Schleswig Holstein in Lubeck, Germany, passed away on 19 September 2022. He had been unwell since earlier this year. He was 64. A full obituary is in preparation by Enno Schmidt, Luis Diaz, Masa Amagai and Dédée Murrell but in the meantime his many friends in the dermatology and scientific community have been supporting each other by sharing their memories of Detlef and his family, his wife Monika, a psychiatrist, and two young doctors: Anna and Eva. We will be honouring his memory next week at the ESDR in Amsterdam.