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Personal Details:

Date of birth

27th July 1974

Place of birth

Tübingen (Germany)

Post-Doctoral Career:


Research Stay at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, USA
   (Hoff Laboratory)


Research Stay at MPI for Medical Research, Heidelberg
   (Schlichting Laboratory)

2015 -

Heisenberg Fellow of the German Research Foundation
   Bielefeld University, Germany

2012 -

Group Leader
   Physical and Biophysical Chemistry, Bielefeld University


Habilitation in Physical Chemistry

2006 - 2011

Junior Research Group Leader
   Biophysical Chemistry, Bielefeld University, Germany
   Mentor: Prof. Dr. Joachim Heberle

2004 - 2007

Helmholtz Young Investigator / Junior Research Group Leader
   Structural Biology, IBI-2, Research Center Jülich, Germany


Postdoc at the University of Regensburg, Germany

University Career:

2000 - 2003

PhD at the Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
   University of Regensburg, Germany
   "Photocycle of the LOV1 Domain of a Phot Blue Light Receptor
   Studied by Time-resolved Absorption Spectroscopy"
   Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Dick


Diploma Degree in Chemistry

1999 - 2000

Diploma thesis at the University of Marburg, Germany:
   "Untersuchungen zur Freisetzung von Cytostatika aus
   Funktionspolymeren mittels Zweiphotonenabsorption"
   Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Norbert Hampp

1998 - 1999

Imperial College London, UK

1995 - 2000

Chemistry at the University of Marburg, Germany


Heisenberg Fellowship, German Research Foundation

Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Biological Chemistry

PhD Thesis Award, E.ON-Kulturpreis Ostbayern

Third Party Funds Acquired:

DFG Individual Research Grant KO3580/7-1

Heisenberg Fellowship KO3580/4-2

DFG Individual Research Grant KO3580/5-1

Heisenberg Fellowship KO3580/4-1

Principal Investigator DFG Research Unit 1261,
   second funding period (-2017)

DFG Individual Research Grant KO3580/2-1 (-2014)

Principal Investigator DFG Research Unit 1261,
   first funding period (-2013)

Principal Investigator DFG Research Unit 526 (-2010)
   (together with Prof. Heberle)

Helmholtz Young Investigator Group VH-NG-014 (-2007)
   (together with Prof. Heberle)

Professional Organizations:

Deutsche Bunsen-Gesellschaft für Physikalische Chemie

Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker - Fachgruppe Photochemie

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Biophysik

European Photochemistry Association

American Chemical Society

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