Gottfried Schatz PhD Student Prize

The „Gottfried Schatz“ PhD Student Prize of the Biozentrum, University of Basel

Prof. em. Gottfried Schatz, Professor of Biochemistry, 1974-2000

In 1980, Dr. Heide Tullberg-Reinert and Dr. Kjell Fredrik Tullberg met each other as students at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel. Their major subjects at the time were biochemistry and cell biology, and Prof. Gottfried Schatz was one of their highly valued teachers. In form of a student prize, they would now like to thank the Biozentrum, and particularly Prof. Schatz whose enthusiasm and scientific spirit had highly influenced their own scientific career.

The annual award is for an outstanding PhD thesis (carried out at the Biozentrum) in the area of “Biochemistry/Cell Biology”. The awardee will be selected by the committee members of the Biozentrum Basel International PhD Program “Fellowships for Excellence” based on the thesis, grade and the evaluation in the Referat and Korreferat. The prize consists of CHF 3’000 per year and will be handed out at the Biozentrum Symposium of the following year.

PhD students of the Biozentrum can apply if they have finished their thesis up to one year before the application deadline. The dissertation must describe a project with a biochemical or cell biological focus. Moreover, only students with an overall excellent grade are eligible for the award. Students should be encouraged by their supervisor to apply. 


  • A pdf file of the thesis
  • A confirmation of the grade
  • Names and contact information of the referee and co-referee

Applications should be submitted to Angie Klarer ( by November 30.