Humans unfortunately sometimes behave in disappointing ways. Scientists are no exception. Westhues’s lecture will focus on scientists’ mistreatment of one of their own: the harassment, punishment and humiliation of a fellow scientist, toward elimination of him or her from the scientific community, metaphorical or actual death. This unethical practice is called workplace mobbing. This lecture will highlight research over the past 20 years on workplace mobbing in universities, commonly called academic mobbing.