Received the award from the Austrian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for his PhD thesis.
- Elected EMBO Member.
- Received a science prize of the federal state of Lower Austria for his research in protein chemistry.
- Elected Austrian Scientist of the Year 2003.
- Honorary Professor, University of Vienna.
- Kennedy Visiting Professor, London.
- Elected to the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina as Full Member.
- Austria'04 Award.
- The Koy Lecture, Trinity College, Toronto.
- The Harold Copp Lecture, Vancouver.
- Honorary Professor, Peking Union Medical College.
- Member of the New York Academy of Sciences.