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Fritz Pregl Medal for Analytical Scientist Gérard Hopfgartner

August 2020

The Austrian Society of Analytical Chemistry (ASAC) has announced that Prof. Gérard Hopfgartner, University of Geneva, Life Sciences Mass Spectrometry will receive the 2020 Fritz-Pregl Medal. This highest ASAC award honours scientists who have made outstanding contributions to the analytical sciences.

The Award will be presented to Gerard Hopfgartner at the Symposium of High Performance Liquid Chromatography, HPLC, 18-22 June 2023 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

In an announcement at the conference website, ASAC mentions that throughout his career, Gérard Hopfgartner has devoted his scientific enthusiasm towards separation sciences, and in particular, towards Liquid Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry in theory and practice. His contributions and innovations have advanced the field significantly. Moreover, they are of high impact on today’s standing of HPLC as well as of mass spectrometry and in particular of the hyphenation of these technologies essentially applied in all fields of chemistry, life science, environmental science, and materials science.


About Gérard Hopfgartner

Gérard Hopfgartner is professor of Analytical Chemistry and Mass Spectrometry at the Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry of the University of Geneva. Before joining academia, he was a scientific expert at a major Swiss pharmaceutical company involved in the implementation of LC-MS in bioanalysis. Current research interests are towards better understanding and bioanalytical implications of adducts formation in atmospheric pressure ionization, applications and fundamentals of ion mobility and the development of multiple fragment techniques including collision-induced dissociation, electron induced dissociation, and photodissociation in LC-MS/MS and SFC-MS/MS.


About the Fritz Pregl Medal

The Award is named after the Austrian chemist Friedrich Michael Raimund Pregl, recipient of the 1923 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Pregl pioneered the field of Microchemical Methods, which are very closely related to Analytical Chemistry and to Analytical Sciences. Fritz Pregl is the doyen of the Austrian analytical chemists.

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