Walter Gams passed away

It is with great sadness to inform you, that Walter Gams passed away on Sunday the 9. April 2017 in his beloved second home in Bomarzo, Italy. He was born on the 9. August 1934 in Zürich and grow up in Innsbruck. Walter worked for the whole of his scientific career at the CBS, where he became a world expert on soil fungi, authoring and coauthoring several fundamental publications, including the "Compendium of soil fungi” and "The Genera of Hyphomycetes". He mastered especially microfungi. Walter made huge contributions to fungal taxonomy in general. In medical mycology his work on Zygomycetes is the most important one. He was working till the end on his beloved fungi. Walter was a great mentor to many of us. He will be a great loss for the global mycology community.

His funeral will take on Saturday the 22 April 2017 at Landgoed Drakenburg, in “De Schaapskooi”, Dr. Albert Schweizerweg 1, 3744 MG Baarn, The Netherlands.



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