I am very sorry to hear the passing of Neil Bulleid. Neil was an excellent mentor, a kind person who taught many of us and will be missed. I did my PhD in Neil’s lab at the University of Manchester and was introduced to the world of protein degradation. I caught up with Neil in Canterbury for Robert Freedman’s dinner and he hadn’t changed. A positive energy, a great scientist and continued to be a good mentor! My sincere condolences to Susan, Nick, family, friends and all of my colleagues.