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10/88 - 09/91         

Studies in Chemistry and Physics at the University of Stuttgart, Germany;

                                   Vordiplom (BSc equivalent)


10/91 - 02/92         

Studies in Chemistry at the University of Cincinnati, USA


04/92 - 10/96         

Studies in Chemistry at the University of Freiburg, Germany

Diploma thesis at the Institute for Physical Chemistry I (with Prof. Dr. Kothe):

                                 Diploma (Diploma grade 1.6)  

                                 Title of Diploma thesis:

Time Resolved EPR-spectroscopy of the Bacterial Reaction Centre of Photosynthesis



12/96 - 03/97         

PhD thesis at the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried

Dept. Molecular Structural Biology (with Prof. Dr. Baumeister)


04/97 - 07/99         

PhD thesis stay at the University of Konstanz (part II); Faculty for Biology (with Prof. Dr. Welte)


08/99 - 12/00         

PhD thesis continuation at the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Dept. Molecular Structural Biology and Technical University of Munich        

                                 PhD (summa cum laude)

                                 Title of PhD thesis:

                                 Structural Investigations on Porins from Pro- and Eukaryotes



12/00 - 05/01         

Postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Dept. Membrane Biochemistry (with Prof. Dr. Oesterhelt), Germany


06/01 - 01/02         

Postdoc at the EMBL Outstation, Grenoble, France (with Dr. Cusack)



02/02 - 04/06         

Group leader position at the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Dept. Membrane Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany


05/06 - 03/11         

Group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Dept. Protein Evolution, Tübingen, Germany


04/11 - 03/12         

Research Scientist at the ZMBP, University of Tübingen, Germany


04/12 - 07/12         

Research Scientist at the Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland


07/12 - 04/15         

IKERBASQUE Research Professor at the University of the Basque Country, Leioa, Spain

05/15 – today        

Professor in Molecular Biology, Department of Science and Environment



09/06 - 10/06         

Visiting Scientist of the CSIC, Barcelona, Spain


12/11 - 01/12         

Visiting Scientist at the Biozentrum Basel


04/14 - 07/14         

Sabbatical at the Paul-Scherrer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland; X-ray crystallography of anti-cancer drugs targeting human tubulin complexes

01/15 - 05/15          Research sabbatical at NanoGUNE, San Sebastian, Spain



06/03 - 03/04 Consultant of the Sirenade/Crelux companies in Martinsried; X-ray crystallography of human kinase-inhibitor complexes 

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