Born on September 10, 1952 in Basel, Switzerland. Study of chemistry and molecular biology, doctorate Basel University (1980), postdoctorate studies University of California, San Francisco in developmental biology (1981-1984), member of the Faculty of Harvard University School of Medicine (Molecular Physiology and Biophysics), Boston/USA (1985-1990) and of the Baylor College of Medicine (Biochemistry and Neurobiology) Houston/USA (1991-1998), Director and Scientific Member at the Max Planck Institute of Experimental Endocrinology (since 1997), Director and Scientific Member at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry (since 2006).
Scientifc Awards, Honors and Memberships
Friedrich Miescher Prize (1991)
McKnight Neuroscience Development Award (1991)
Innovation Award in Functional Genomics (Burroughs Wellcome Fund 2000)