For chemist Peter Schuster, there were no limits; he applied a multidisciplinary approach to his research activities. In addition to quantum mechanical simulations, the University of Vienna professor worked on hydrogen bonds and intermolecular forces, the modeling of molecular evolution, and RNA simulations and models, among other things. In addition, he held several responsible positions in academia. In 1992, Schuster became founding director of the Institute of Molecular Biology in Jena, and in 2006 he was elected president of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. From 2013 to 2018, he was a member of the University Council of the Vienna University of Technology. Since 2014, Schuster has been a member of the renowned European Molecular Biology Organization.
His research is recorded in 9 books and about 300 publications. For his work, he has been awarded the Theodor Körner Förderungspreis, the Jubilee Prize of the Chemical-Physical Society, the Dr. Asen Zlatarov Prize of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, and the Josef Loschmidt Medal, among others.