Short CV/Education and training

  • 1987 – 1994
    Studied medicine in Lübeck and Hannover, Germany

  • 1994
    State examination, Medical University Hannover (MHH), Germany

  • 1995
    Dissertation, Doctor of Medicine (Dr. med.), Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hospital Epidemiology, MHH (Prof. D. Bitter-Suermann)

  • 1994 – 1995
    Foundation year doctor in internal medicine at St Mary's Hospital in Vechta, Germany (until 06/95), and medical microbiology at MHH

  • 1995
    American state examination, Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)

  • 1996
    Licence to practise medicine

  • 1996 – 2003
    Junior doctor in medical microbiology at Medical University Hannover (Head: Prof. D. Bitter-Suermann)

  • 2002
    Specialist in medical microbiology and infectious disease epidemiology

  • 2003 – 2005
    Project head in the section Cell Biology of the National Research Centre for Biotechnology (GBF), Braunschweig, Germany (Head: Prof. J. Wehland)

  • 2005
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) in medical microbiology and hospital epidemiology at Medical University Hannover

  • 2005 – 2010
    Head of a junior research group at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI, formerly GBF), Braunschweig, in connection with MHH

  • Since 2009
    W2 professor, head of the section Pathophysiology of Bacterial Biofilms at Twincore: Centre for Experimental and Clinical Infection Research, (a cooperative institution of the MHH and the HZI)


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