Short CV/Education and training

  • 1992 – 1999
    Studied biology and history of science at the University of Göttingen and the University of Glasgow, Scotland

  • 2002
    Doctorate (Doctor of Natural Science, Dr phil. nat.) at the University of Bern, Switzerland

  • 2002 – 2006
    Assistant under the Chair in the theory and history of science at the University of Bern, Switzerland

  • 2005
    Visiting researcher at the University of Illinois, Urbana, USA

  • 2008
    Visiting Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin (Dept. II)

  • 2010
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) in the Faculty of Science at the University of Bern, Switzerland

  • 2006 – 2011
    Assistant professor under the chair for the theory and history of science. (Extension of my contract in 2010 based on a positive evaluation by an external reviewer.)

  • Since 2011
    Professor of the history of science in the Department of History at LMU Munich, Germany

Selected projects

  • Models and mechanisms in the life sciences ca. 1900 (in prep.)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the election preparation committee of the German Association of University Professors and Lecturers (DHV), 2009 – 2013

  • Member of the board of directors of the Munich Centre for the History of Science and Technology


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