(Vienna, 02 August 2019) Hans Tuppy, biochemist and former Science Minister has been awarded MedUni Vienna's Badge of Honour by Rector Markus Müller.
Hans Tuppy is an emeritus professor of biochemistry of the University of Vienna; the institute is now embedded within Max Perutz Laboratories. Tuppy was Dean of the Medical Faculty of the University of Vienna (now MedUni Vienna) from 1970 until 1972 and Rector of the University of Vienna and Chairman of the Austrian Rectors' Conference from 1983 until 1985.
He served as the Austrian Minister for Science and Research in the Vranitzky II government in 1987 – 1989. He served as President of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) from 1974 until 1982 and as President of the Austrian Academy of Sciences from 1985 until 1987.
Tuppy has received numerous national and international awards.
A Video-Interview with Hans Tuppy can be found on the Max Perutz Laboratories website.