Short CV/Education and training

  • 1987 – 1993
    Studied biology, University of Oldenburg, Germany

  • 1993
    Completed studies with Diplom degree in biology

  • 1993 – 1996
    Research assistant in the laboratory group Biophysics at the Research Centre Borstel, Germany

  • 1996
    Doctorate (Doctor of Natural Science, Dr rer. nat.) at Kiel University, Germany

  • 1996 – 1998
    Research associate at the Research Centre Borstel

  • 1999 – 2000
    Research Fellow, Maxwell Finland Laboratory for Infectious Diseases, Boston University, MA, USA

  • 2001 – 2002
    Research associate at the Research Centre Borstel

  • 2003 – 2009
    Head of the Emmy Noether junior research group Immunobiophysics at the Research Centre Borstel

  • 2005
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) from the Faculty of Technology and Natural Sciences at the University of Lübeck, Germany. venia legendi (authorisation to teach) for the subjects immunology and cell biology

  • Since 2010
    Head of the laboratory group Immunobiophysics at the Research Centre Borstel

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Equal opportunity officer in the Excellence Cluster "Inflammation at Interfaces", since 2009

  • Member of the editorial board for FEMS Immunology and Medical Microbiology, since 2008

  • Member of the doctoral evaluations committee (external reviewer), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway, 2008

  • Scientific Council (Chemistry) of the International Endotoxin and Innate Immunity Society, since 2006

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