2002 Habilitation in Botany
  University of Jena, Germany
1998 Postdoc in Molecular Biology
  University of Geneva, Switzerland
1994 PhD in Plant Biochemistry
  University of Freiburg, Germany
1990 Diploma Degree in Biology
  University of Muenster, Germany

Scientific Appointments

2006- Professor (W3)
  Institute for Biochemistry and Biotechnology of Plants, University of Münster, Germany
2004-2005 Assistant Professor
  Department of Biology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
2001-2003 Independent Group Leader
  Department of Plant Physiology, University of Jena, Jena, Germany
1999-2001 C1 Assistant Professor
  Department of Plant Biochemistry, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Professional Activities and Awards

2007 Member of the Editorial board of Current Chemical Biology
2006 Invited speaker at the 13th International symposium on Iron Nutrition and Interactions in Plants, Montpellier, France
2006 Chair of a session on new molecular toolkit resources at the 12th International Conference on the Cell and Molecular Biology of Chlamydomonas, Portland, USA
2005-2009 Member of the Editorial board of the Journal of Biological Chemistry
2004 Chair of the Genomics and Proteomics Session at the 11th Conference on the Cell and Molecular Biology of Chlamydomonas, Kobe, Japan
2003 Associate Editor, Photosynthesis Research, special issues on Chlamydomonas research
2003 Chair of the Genomics and Proteomics Session at the 3rd European Phycological Congress, Belfast, UK
2003 Invited speaker at the EMBO Workshop on Molecular Genetics and Biophysical Aspects of Photosynthesis, Les Diablerets, Switzerland
2000 Invitation fellowship from the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Sciences (JSPS)
1996-1998 Long-term fellowship from the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP)
1990 University of Münster, Diploma with high honor and distinction (summa cum laude)


German patent pending 103 41 595.5: Verfahren zur Identifizierung von Peptiden aus massenspektroskopischen Daten in genomischen Datenbanken (Procedure to identify peptides from mass spectrometric data in genomic databases). Patent application was filed September 2003.