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 51st Symposium of High Performance Liquid Chromatography, HPLC, 20–24 June 2021 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

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.


Céline Wittwer, SCS