Vito Turk#

Vito Turk
Membership Number:1062
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SLOVENIA

Present and Past Positions
  • since 1997 Chairman of the IUBMB (International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) Committee on Symposia and Interest Groups and member of the IUBMB Executive Committee
  • 1990 - 1998 Secretary General of FEBS (Federation of European Biochemical Societies)
  • 1987 - 1991 President of the Yugoslav Federation of Biochemical Societies
  • 1987 - 1989 President of the FEBS (Federation of European Biochemical Societies) Executive Committee
  • 1984 - 1987 President of ICOP (International Committee on Proteolysis)
  • 1981 - 1984 President of ECOP (European Committee on Proteolysis)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Experimental biology
  • Biochemistry

Honours and Awards
  • 1969 and 1978 Boris Kidric Foundation Prize
  • 1984 Boris Kidric Foundation Prize for R&D achievements
  • 1985 Frey and Werle Prize of the Ludwig-Maximilians University (Munich, Germany) for advances in the study of kallikrein-kinin system
  • 1991 Heyrowsky Silver Medal of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences and Arts for scientific achievements in chemistry
  • since 1991 Member of the European Academy
  • 1993 Ambassador of Science of the Republic of Slovenia
  • since 1998 Member of International Engineering Academy (Moscow, Russia)
  • 1998 "Zois Award" for achievements in science (Ljubljana, Slovenia)
  • 1998/99 FEBS "Ferdinand Springer Lecturer"
  • since 1999 EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organisation) Member
  • 1999 FEBS Diplome d'Honneur
  • 2000 Honorary member of the Croatian Biochemical Society
  • 2002 Emeritus Professor at Tokushima Bunri University (Tokushima, Japan)
  • 2002 The Silver Order of Freedom of the Republic of Slovenia for outstanding contributions in the field of science and merits for the affirmation of the Republic of Slovenia abroad
  • 2003 Honorary lifetime membership in “The International Proteolysis Society” (IPS)
  • 2005 Member of Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana
  • 2005 Member of The World Academy of Art and Science, USA

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