1962 born in Bocholt, Germany
1985-1990 Studies of Forest Sciences in Goettingen, Germany
1990-1992 Staff member at the Institute of Forest Genetics and Forest Tree Breeding of the University of Goettingen
1992-1994 Traineeship Forest Service, Lower Saxony
1994 State examination for higher forest service
1994-1998 PhD student; Göttingen University
since 1998 Scientific assistant at the Institute of Forest Genetics and Forest Tree Breeding of the University of Goettingen
since 1998 Co-partner ISOGEN company active in the field of forest genetics and forest tree breeding, forest seed testing and certification of forest reproductive material.
since 2002 Senior scientist and Lecturer at the University of Goettingen.