||Master of Science at the Institute for Cell Biology, Univ. Bonn,
Dept. of Prof. Dr. V. Herzog. Title: "Examining the composition of
the secretory product of thyroid cells in vitro: Detection of
thrombospondin and the plasminogen-activator and characterisation
of a 43-kDa protein"
||PhD-thesis work at the Max-Planck-Institute for Brain
Research, Frankfurt/M., Dept. Molecular Biology of Prof. Dr. H. Betz. Title: "Molecular biological, biochemical and electrophysiological studies of the function of synaptic proteins of the squid Loligo pealei:
Identification of stimulatory and inhibitory components of neurotransmitter release".
|7-9 1994 and 8-10 1995
||Research work in the lab of Prof. Dr. G.J. Augustine at the MBL, Woods Hole, Mass., U.S.A.
||Ph.D. from the Faculty for Mathematics and Science of the Univ. Bonn
||DFG research fellow and PostDoc in the Dept. of Neurochemistry and Molecular Biology (Head: Prof. Dr. E.D. Gundelfinger) at the Leibniz-IfN, Magdeburg, Germany. Research topic:
"Molecular and cellular mechanisms of active zone assembly".
||Teacher and independent research group leader at the Institute of Anatomy and Cell Biology (Head: Prof. Dr. J. Kirsch), University of Heidelberg.
- "Molecular and cellular mechanisms of active zone assembly"
- "Transsynaptic signalling in presynaptic terminal maturation"
- "Role of vertebrate-specific proteins in presynaptic function"
- "Synaptic maturation and psychiatric disorders"
||Appointment as a full professor (W2) at the University of Göttingen (Beginning August 2010)