Curriculum vitae

Diploma (Biology) at the Technical University Darmstadt
Research topic: “DNA binding analysis of the Tn10 encoded Tet Repressor”

Dr. rer. nat. in Darmstadt
Research topic: “Isolation of the mutarotase from Acinetobacter calcoaceticus and cloning of the corresponding gene”.

1985 - 1987
Postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Dr. Peter Quail at the University of Wisconsin - Madison (USA)
Research topic “Phytochrome-regulated gene expression”.

1987 - 1992
Head of an independent research group at the Institute for „Genbiologische Forschung Berlin GmbH”
“Establishment of a chemically inducible promoter in plants using prokaryotic gene regulatory elements.”

Habilitation (Molecular Genetics) at the Free University Berlin

Head of an independent research group at the Institute for Applied Genetics at the Free University Berlin

1993 - 1996
C3-Professor (Plant Molecular Biology) at the University Bielefeld

since October 1996
C4-Professor (Plant Molecular Biology and Physiology) at the Albrecht-von-Haller-Institute for Plant Sciences, Georg-August-University Göttingen

Fellowships and Awards

1983 - 1985
PhD fellowship (Fonds der Chemischen Industrie)

1985 - 1987
Feodor-Lynen-Fellowship for postdoctoral studies (Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation)

1987 – 1992
Funding of a Junior Group (BMBF)

Heisenberg-Fellowship (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)

Alfried Krupp von Bohlen and Halbach Award for Young University Professors

Antwort auf die Anfrage des VdBiol bezüglich Empfehlungen für eine erfolgreiche akademische Laufbahn.