High honors for Prof. Alena Buyx and Prof. Heribert Schunkert
Bavarian Order of Merit for TUM members
In 2023, 88 individuals were awarded the Bavarian Order of Merit by Minister President Söder during a ceremony in Munich’s Residenz.
Alena Buyx became Professor of Ethics in Medicine and Health Technologies at TUM in 2018. She is the director of TUM’s Institute of History and Ethics of Medicine. Her research spans the whole field of biomedical ethics, with a particular focus on ethics of medical innovation as well as solidarity and justice in contexts such as public health and health care provision. She has been a member of the German Ethics Council since 2016 and became its chairwoman in 2020.
Heribert Schunkert holds the Chair of Cardiology. He is an expert in the field of genetics of multifactorial cardiovascular diseases. Heribert Schunkert is the director of the Department of Cardiovascular Diseases at the German Heart Centre Munich – Clinic at the Technical University of Munich.