Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Erich Gnaiger

Scientific staff members

CEO OROBOROS Company

E-mail
erich.gnaiger@i-med.ac.at
Website
http://www.bioblast.at/index.php/OROBOROS_Company
Nationality
Austria
Family status
married

University Degree(s)

1974
1980
University of Innsbruck, graduate, zoophysiology, limnology and biochemistry. Ph.D. thesis: Direct calorimetry and bioenergetics: aerobic and anoxic metabolism in aquatic oligochaetes. Dept. Zoology, University of Innsbruck

Professional Development

1970
1974
University of Vienna, study of zoology and biochemistry
1974
1980
Research Assistant at the Austrian Science Fund, Institute of Zoology, University of Innsbruck
1980
1981
Lecturer at the Institute for Zoology, University of Innsbruck
1980
1981
Austrian Science Fund FWF, PostDoc at the Institute for Zoology, University of Innsbruck
1982
1983
Postdoc at the Institute for Marine Environmental Research (IMER), Plymouth, UK
1984
1985
Scientific assistant and lecturer at the Institute for Zoology, University of Innsbruck
1985
Habilitation: Stoichiometric and calorimetric principles of aerobic and anaerobic energy budgets and thermodynamic optimization in metabolic economy: Rate and power, versus efficiency. Department of Zoology, University of Innsbruck
1985
1992
Scientific Assistant Professor, Institute for Zoology, University of Innsbruck
1986
1988
FWF Erwin Schrödinger Fellowship (USA)
1989
1992
Scientist at the Austrian Science Fund FWF and FFF
1992
1999
Research Fellow at the "Institute of Biology, Environmental and Agricultural Sciences", University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK
1999
Honorary Professor at the "Institute for Biology, Environmental and Agricultural Sciences" of the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK
1993
2005
Cooperation with Prof. Dr. R. Margreiter to found and manage the Daniel Swarovski Research Laboratory, part of the University Clinic for Visceral, Transplant and Thoracic Surgery, Innsbruck Medical University
1993
Associate Professor at the University Clinic for Visceral, Transplant and Thoracic Surgery, Innsbruck Medical University

Research Emphasis

Mitochondrial physiology
Bioenergetics
Biological thermodynamics

Prizes and Awards

1999
Honorary Professor, Dept. Biol. Sci., Univ. Wales, Aberystwyth, UK
2003
Lavoisier award of the International Society of Biological Microcalorimetry (Würzburg, DE, Oct. 2003)
Houska Prize (Vienna Austria) - the largest endowed research award in Austria