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Albert A. G. L. Schinzel

Born  1944

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Austrian human geneticist, born September 13, 1944, Vienna.

Biography of Albert A. G. L. Schinzel

Born in Vienna, Albert A. G. L. Schinzel came to Innsbruck in 1954 when his father was appointed professor of microbiology at the University of Innsbruck. Schinzel studied medicine at the Universities of Vienna, West Berlin and Innsbruck.

He qualified in 1968 and, following his internship, he became a research fellow in medical genetics in the department of paediatrics at the University of Zurich, where he was appointed full professor in 1986.

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