Born on October 18, 1966 in Halle/Saale. Study of biochemistry (1985), doctorate with Tom A. Rapoport (Berlin-Buch), postdoc with R.A. Laskey, Cambridge/UK (1993-1995), research group leader and Professor of Molecular Biology at the ZMBH (Heidelberg), Director and Scientific Member at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry (since 2005).
Scientific Awards, Honors and Memberships
Karl Lohmann Prize (German Society for Biological Chemistry, 1993)
Falcon Prize (German Society for Cell Biology, 1994)
EMBO Gold Medal (1997)
Heinz Maier Leibnitz Prize (1997)
Alfried Krupp Prize for Young University Teachers (2001)
Member of EMBO (since 1997) and the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina (since 2005)