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Karl Landsteiner

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. 02 Feb

    STUDENT TALK: Medicine

    02. February 2022, 18:00 - 19:00
    Online via KL Instagram Channel
  2. 22 Feb

    INFO TALK: Medicine

    22. February 2022, 18:00 - 19:00
    Online Chatroom: Microsoft Teams
  3. 12 Mar

    Open House

    12. March 2022, 10:00 - 14:00
    Karl Landsteiner Privatuniversität, Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30,3500 Krems, Trakt Y, Erdgeschoß