Geneticist Markus Hengstschläger
Geneticist Markus Hengstschläger has never been one to go slowly when it comes to his career.
Aged just 24 he graduated from university with a PhD in genetics. At 35, he became the youngest university professor of medical genetics ever appointed. By 40, he was head of the Institute of Medical Genetics. And by 42, he’s become a member of the research council and scientific director of the Academia Superior think tank.
One of the most notable achievements of that dazzling path was his discovery of stem cells in amniotic fluid. Through doing so Hengstschläger was able to prove that while genes form the backdrop to our life story we determine our path ourselves; the key to success is our individuality not our genetic inheritance.
“Genetically, we all start off as individuals, each one of us is different and so we should defend ourselves against enforced conformity right from the start,” says Hengstschläger. “Progress depends purely on peaks and freaks. Mediocrity has never attained anything special.”
If individuality is in our genes, then it is only natural that it should be written on our faces. All the more reason why Hengstschläger’s preference is for Silhouette rimless eyewear that emphasizes individuality while offering the greatest flexibility in design.
And there’s something else that Hengstschläger and Silhouette have in common, both come from Linz.
Markus Hengstschläger wears the rimless model Titan Harmony – He has been a Face of LiteStyle since September 2013