1983 -1990 Study of Biology at the University of Karlsruhe
1989 -1990 Diploma thesis at the Institute of Genetics of the Nuclear Research Center of Karlsruhe, Group of Prof. Dr. H. Rahmsdorf Topic: Regulation of genexpression of the proto-onkogen c-fos by cyclic-AMP.
1990-1993 PhD study at the Institute of Genetics of the Nuclear Research Center of Karlsruhe, Group of Dr. A. Cato. Topic: The expression of the mouse mamma tumor virus: identification of a celltype-specific repressor.
1994-1998 Post-doctoral fellow at the Institute of Microbiology at the University of Karlsruhe. Topic: Regulation of the anaerobic respiration (denitrification) of Pseudomonas stutzeri. The Topic was part of a DFG-Schwerpunktprogramm "Molecular analysis of regulatory- networks in bacteria".
Januar 1999 - Juni 2000 Post-doctoral fellow at the Institute of Microbiology and Molecular Biology at the University of Gießen. Topic:"Co-regulation of the synthesis of pigments and pigment-binding proteins of the bacterial photosynthesis complex".
since August 2000 Post-doctoral fellow in the lab of Prof. Dr. Jahn at the Institute of Microbiology, Carolo-Wilhelmina Universitaet in Braunschweig
since August 2002 Groupleader of Bacillus subtilis group at the Institute of Microbiologie, TU Braunschweig
seit Januar 2014 Groupleader of Dinoroseobacter shibae group am Institut für Mikrobiologie der TU Braunschweig