Dr Gerd Schatzmayr

Dr. Gerd Schatzmayr studied Food and Biotechnology at the University for Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences in Vienna (BOKU).

He did his Master thesis in the field of environmental biotechnology and continued his education with a PhD thesis at the Institute for Agrobiotechnology in Tulln (IFA-Tulln) in the field of Industrial Biotechnology on the development of a fermentation process. In 1999 he joined the R&D team of BIOMIN as R&D project leader. In this position he coordinated various projects in the field of mycotoxin detoxification, like “Biological Detoxification of Ochratoxin A- containing feedstuffs, Microbial Deactivation of Fumonisins”.  In 2003 he was appointed to R&D-director of BIOMIN Innovative Animal Nutrition GmbH. In this position he was overseeing all research activities and he coordinated a project on the development of a competitive exclusion product for poultry in the 6th Framework program of the European Commission. He gave more than 40 lectures at international scientific congresses and conferences and is author and co-author of more than 100 articles, publications and patents. Since 2006 he is Director of BIOMINs world wide research activities and he is also heading the BIOMIN Research Center at the Campus Tulln in Austria with currently more about 50 researchers. As a lector at the University of Applied Life Sciences Wiener Neustadt/Tulln he teaches courses on “Cell Factory” and “Biotec products”.