Dr. Schatz holds a PhD in Chemistry and Biochemistry from the University of Gratz, Austria. He received his postdoctoral training at the University of Vienna. From 1964 to 1966, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Public Health Research Institute of the City of New York on the mechanism of oxidative phosphorylation. After a brief interlude back in Vienna, Dr. Schatz returned to the US in 1968 as Associate Professor at Cornell University. Since 1974, he has been a Professor at the renowned Biozentrum of the University of Basel, Switzerland, of which he was chairman for two years. He has received more than 12 international prizes and medals including the Louis Jeantet Prize for Medicine(1990), the Lynen Medal(1997) and the Otto Warburg Medal(1988).