Mathias Müller, MD

2007 Award for Outstanding Contributions Through Service to the Profession of Clinical Chemistry

Dr. Müller is professor of medical chemistry at the University of Vienna, Austria. He recently retired as director of the Institute of Laboratory Diagnostics at Kaiser Franz Josef Hospital and Preyer Children’s Hospital. Dr. Müller’s major research interests are related to purine metabolism and clinical and applied biochemistry. His research has covered a broad scope of subjects, from early studies of various enzymes, to studies of murine metabolism in skeletal muscle and endothelial cells, to his recent explorations of laboratory diagnosis in transplantation medicine and the use of tumor markers. He has published some 300 scientific papers, is author or co-author of more than 250 abstracts, and has edited or co-edited seven books and proceedings. He serves on the editorial boards of several leading journals. He has served the Austrian Society of Clinical Chemistry as secretary, treasurer, vice president, and president. He is currently president of the Austrian Society of Quality Assurance and Standardization. He was general secretary of the organization for 11 years, and thus was the main person responsible for the development of the Austrian proficiency testing program covering the whole field of clinical diagnostics. He served as president of the European Society for Study of Purine and Pyrimidine Metabolism in Man. He has served the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC) in many capacities, including as vice president and president. He is currently past-president. He negotiated and signed the collaboration agreement between the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute and the IFCC. He initiated the global IFCC campaign for disease management on diabetes mellitus and other programs.