Molecular Biology
Molecular Physiology
University Professor, Head of Department
AR-B 2202/2
on appointment

Institute of Biology
Department of Chemistry – Biology
Faculty of Science and Technology
University of Siegen
Adolf-Reichwein-Str. 2
57076 Siegen

Academic Education
  • 1999: Doctoral examination passed with extinction: “summa cum laude”
  • 1994-1998: Dissertation at the Zoological Institute of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich. Title: „Structure and regulation of the insect V-ATPase; Supervisor Prof. Dr. Helmut Wieczorek.
  • 1994: Diploma examination in Zoology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • 1993-1994: Diploma thesis at the Zoological Institute of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich
  • 1988-1994: Studies of Biology at the Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich
Academic Career
  • Since 2014: Full Professor for Molecular Biology/Physiology at the Department of Chemistry & Biology, University of Siegen, Germany
  • 2011-2014: Independent group leader at the Collaborative Research Center 944 “Cellular microcompartments: from analytics to physiology” funded by the German Research Foundation
  • 2009: Granting of the academic degree “apl. Professor” (equivalent to Adjunct Professor) at the University of Osnabrück
  • 2008-2009: Visiting scientist at the Kansas State University, Department of Biochemistry.
  • 2007-2012: Heisenberg Fellow of the German Research Foundation
  • 2006: Habilitation (equivalent to a second Ph.D., lecturer degree) at the University of Osnabrück. Title: “Molecular physiology of insects: function and regulation of V-ATPases and chitin synthases”
  • 1999-2007: Research associate and assistant professor at the University of Osnabrück, Department of Biology & Chemistry – Animal Physiology.