To the memory of Karl-Ulrich Petry
who died after a serious illness at the age of 62
Ulli was an international scientist and clinician of high level. He dedicated a large part of his professional life to HPV and screening. Ulli was a dedicated colposcopist and excellent gyn oncologist as director of the Women's Clinic in Wolfsburg, Germany. He headed the Hannover-Tübingen study on primary HPV testing in cancer prevention in 1999 and his HPV screening project WOLPHSCREEN paved the way for the new national cervical cancer screening program in Germany in 2020. From 2011-2012 he was president of the European Federation for Colposcopy (EFC). With Ulli Petry, we have lost a gifted doctor, dedicated scientist and very good friend.