Curriculum Vitae

  • Born May 20th, 1969 in Ulm/Germany
  • 1976-1989 Primary and secondary school in Neu-Ulm

University degrees

  • 1992-1998 Study of Biology (Zoology) at Johannes-Gutenberg University Mainz (Dipl. Biol.)
  • 2003 Doctorate in Dr. rer. nat. at the University of Cologne (collaboration between Zoo Cologne and Institute of Animal Nutrition (Prof. Dr. E. Pfeffer), Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University Bonn)
  • 2011 Postdoctoral lecture qualification (Habilitation) for Nutrition physiology - Animal nutrition at Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University Bonn

Professional activities

  • 2000-2003 Scholarship of the Landesgraduiertenförderung Northrhine-Westfalia
  • 2004-2012 Postdoc/Scientist in the Animal Nutrition group (Prof. Dr. K.-H. Südekum) at the Institute of Animal Science/Friedrich-Wilhelms-University Bonn
  • (2008-2010 own position funded by DFG)
  • 2012- Professor for Ruminant Nutrition (tenure track) at the Department of Animal Sciences/Georg-August-University Göttingen

Activities in scientific associations/awards

  • 2012- Editorial board Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
  • 2014 Henneberg-Lehmann Förderpreis


  • Society of Nutrition Physiology
  • VDLUFA (Verband Deutscher Landwirtschaftlicher Untersuchungs- und Forschungsanstalten)
  • Comparative Nutrition Society
  • European Zoo Nutrition Group