Passing away of Prof. Dr. Jens N. Wünsche
With great sadness ISHS announces that on 27 January 2021 long-time ISHS member, Editor-in-Chief of the eJHS Journal (check the editorial and tribute to Jens Wünsche in eJHS vol.86/01), former representative on ISHS Council for Germany, and former ISHS Board member, Prof. Dr. Jens N. Wünsche (Stuttgart, Germany) passed away after a long illness.
Jens Wünsche was an internationally recognized horticultural scientist who networked with colleagues around the globe and was very close friends with many of them. He considerably contributed to horticultural science and education of young researchers. Prof. Dr. Wünsche was known as open-minded, highly competent and as a person with high integrity and collegiality.
Jens Wünsche is the convener of the IV International Symposium on Horticulture in Europe - SHE2021 initially scheduled to take place early 2020 in Stuttgart, Germany but postponed and transformed into a virtual format due to the Coronavirus pandemic to early March 2021. Despite his condition, the SHE symposium was one of his highest priorities even during the last days of his life. This effort of Jens Wünsche for the horticultural science community will be publicly acknowledged in the Opening Plenary. We are confident that the symposium will be successful and inspirational meeting for all its members, as Jens Wünsche had hoped for.
We will painfully miss Jens Wünsche, along with his unwavering optimism and his positive energy.