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Personal Details:

Date of birth

27th July 1974

Place of birth

Tübingen (Germany)

Post-Doctoral Career:


Research Stay at University of Jyväskylä, Finland
   (Center of Nanoscience)


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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