Short CV/Education and training

  • 1982 – 1988
    Studied medicine at Saarland University in Saarbrücken and at LMU Munich, Germany

  • 1989 – 2001
    Otorhinolaryngology and head and neck surgery Clinic at Grosshadern Hospital, LMU Munich

  • 2001 – 2003
    Heisenberg Fellowship from the German Research Foundation (DFG) at the Helmholtz Centre in Munich, Germany

  • Since 2003
    C4 professor of otorhinolaryngology and head and neck surgery at the Lübeck Campus of the University Medical Centre Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

Selected publications

Selected projects

  • Toll-like receptor signalling in tumours

  • Apoptosis and cytokine release in the tumour environment

  • Tumour stem cells

  • Development of immunological therapies

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Vice dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Lübeck, Germany

  • Review board member of the German Research Foundation (DFG)

  • Spokesperson for the section Otorhinolaryngology and head and neck surgery of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

  • Chairperson of the Association of Otorhinolaryngologists of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

  • Treasurer of the working group Oncology of the German Society of otorhinolaryngology, head and neck surgery

Additional qualifications

  • Specialist in otorhinolaryngology and head and neck surgery

  • Additional areas of specialisation: head and neck surgery, plastic surgery, allergology, treatment of tumours using drugs, palliative medicine, ultrasound trainer

  • Trained as biological safety officer, radiation safety officer and laser safety officer


Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • One son, born 1991


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