June 04, 2014

In memoriam of Walter Gehring (1939- 2014)

The FMI joins the Gehring family and the scientific community of Basel in mourning the death of Walter Gehring, Professor emeritus of the Biozentrum of the University of Basel, who passed away on May 29, 2014. Professor Walter Gehring was a longtime supporter and friend of the FMI, having served on its Scientific Advisory Board from 1979- 1983. Professor Gehring died from consequences of injuries incurred in a car accident. With his passing, Basel has lost not only a great scientist but also an extraordinary person and influential mentor. His enthusiasm for all aspects of science and his visionary ideas have motivated and inspired generations of young scientists, in Basel and around the world. In these students his legacy lives on.

With material from the Biozentrum, University of Basel
Foto: Biozentrum

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