Education

1994 PhD Dr. rer. nat. in Microbiology, Botany and Plant Pathology
  Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Plant Breeding, Cologne and Georg August University Göttingen, Germany
1991 MPhil (Dipl. Biol.) in Microbiology, Botany and Organic Chemistry
  Georg August University Göttingen, Germany
1988 Education Abroad Program (EAP)
  University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

 

Appointments

2006- Program Leader
  Cooperative Research Centre for Sugar Industry Innovation through Biotechnology, Brisbane, Australia
2004- Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland
  School of Integrative Biology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
2001-2004 Senior Research Officer
  Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Plant Protection, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
2000-2001 Research Scientist
  CSIRO Plant Industry, Brisbane, Australia
1995-1999 Feodor-Lynen Fellow
  QLD Agricultural Biotechnology Centre, Brisbane, Australia and Alexander von Humboldt- Foundation, Berlin, Germany
1994-1995 Post Doctoral Research Fellow
  Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Plant Breeding, Cologne, Germany