Biochemistry started at the university of Graz with an extraordinary professor at 1963.
The first head of biochemistry was the physicochemist
Erwin SCHAUENSTEIN (
In 1967 the institute of biochemistry was founded, again with Schauenstein
as head of the institute.
His later research was directed to the autoxidation of unsaturated fatty acids to
With the new university organization (UOG75) the institute was splitted in divisions:
the analytical biochemistry (head: Hermann Esterbauer), metabolism (head:
Helmward Zollner), microspectrometry (head: Erwin Schauenstein).
In this era, the following chemists got the venia legendi:
(born 1936 in Ach/Upper Austria, +1997 in Graz), later
head of this institute,
got his doctoral degree in 1963 as student of Schauenstein. In 1970 he obtained
the venia for biochemistry.
(born 1940 in Klagenfurt) got his doctoral degree in 1969 at the university of Tübingen as
student of Weitzel. In 1976 he obtained the venia for biochemistry. His research dealt with
urea biosynthesis and tryptophan metabolism. Later he was
temporary head of the institute.
Rudolf J. SCHAUR
(born 1940 in Mexico-City) got his doctoral degree in 1967 as student of Junek. In 1980 he obtained the
venia for biochemistry. His research dealt with
tumor host reactions.
(born 1943 in Linz/Donau) got his doctoral degree in 1971 as student of Thomas Kappe. In 1984 he obtained the
venia for biochemistry. His research dealt
with cancer diagnostics.