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Karl Landsteiner

Discoverer of the modern system of blood group classification and the Rhesus factor

Karl Landsteiner in his laboratory at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (Rockefeller University). New York, 1930

Born in the Lower Austrian town of Baden, south of Vienna, the biologist and physician Karl Landsteiner is a key figure in the history of medicine. His outstanding contributions to medical science include the classification of human blood types into the three principal groups of A, B and O in 1901, as well as the joint discovery of the Rhesus factor with Alexander Wiener in 1940. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1930 in recognition of his work.

Karl Landsteiner’s blood group classification system was the key to advances such as blood transfusions, improved surgical techniques, paternity tests and the identification of blood stains in the field of forensic medicine.

Events

  1. 14 Mar

    Open House at KL University - March 2020

    14. March 2020, 10:00 - 14:00
    Karl Landsteiner University, Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30,3500 Krems, Trakt Y, Erdgeschoß
  2. 27 Mar

    International Skills Lab Symposium 2020

    27. March 2020, 09:00 - 28. March 2020, 18:00
    Karl Landsteiner Privatuniversität für Gesundheitswissenschaften, Skills Lab, Trakt Y
  3. 16 Nov

    Open House at KL University - November 2019

    16. November 2019, 10:00 - 14:00
    Karl Landsteiner Privatuniversität, Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30,3500 Krems, Trakt Y, Erdgeschoß