Retrovirology. 2014 Sep 25;11(1):85.

Obituary: Axel Rethwilm (1959-2014).

Berkhout B, Bodem J, Erlwein O, Herchenröder O, Khan AS, Lever AM, Lindemann D, Linial ML, Löchelt M, McClure MO, Scheller C, Weiss RA.


It is with deep sadness that the retrovirus community learned of the passing of Axel Rethwilm, Professor of Virology in Würzburg, Germany, just a few days before his 55th birthday. Researchers working on foamy viruses (FV) have lost a valuable, colleague, generous mentor and a good friend.