Max Perutz: a not so quiet life

Tuesday, 31 May 2022 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CEST

1, Universitätsring, Wien, Wien, 1010, Austria

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Tuesday, 31 May 2022 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CEST

University of Vienna, 1, Wien, Wien, 1010, Austria.

Max Perutz’ scientific journey from the Theresianum in Vienna to the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge arguably laid the foundations of modern molecular biology. Awarded the Nobel Prize in 1962 for his work on hemoglobin, Max’ legacy continues today at the research institute that bears his name in the city where he was born.

You will hear about Max’ natural curiosity, the scientific question that he dedicated most of his life to answering - how does hemoglobin transport oxygen? - and the tireless perseverance required to achieve his goal.

Join us on an exhilarating adventure into the mountains, where the views are breathtaking and the summit is simply staggering.

Location: University of Vienna, Marietta Blau lecture hall and courtyard (Arkadenhof)

There will be the opportunity to visit the exhibition "Breathing at High Altitude" and to network after the talk.

Filming/ photography will take place at the event. Footage will be used on in print and online channels of the Max Perutz Labs.

Max Perutz Labs Vienna

Thomas Leonard
Max Perutz Labs Vienna

Prof. Thomas Leonard studied Biochemistry at the University of Bristol, U.K. before obtaining a PhD in Structural Biology at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge. Thomas moved to the USA in 2005 as an EMBO postdoctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD and started his own lab as an independent investigator at the Max Perutz Labs in 2012.

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Max Perutz Labs Vienna