No one has had as great an influence on Austria’s academic landscape as Hans Tuppy: as a scientist, as rector of the University of Vienna, as president of the FWF, as president of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, as minister of science and in many other positions.

In order to honour the Austrian biochemist and his achievements, in 2016 the University of Vienna and the OeAW initiated a new lecture series to be held once a semester, with the University and the Academy alternating as host venues. The “Hans Tuppy Lectures” are given by outstanding scientists who have made a pioneering contribution to biochemistry or molecular biology.