Curriculum vitae

  • 1991 – 1993 Diploma work in the lab of Prof. Dr. E.W. Weiler, Ruhr-Universität-Bochum.
  • 1993 – 1996 PhD thesis in the lab of Prof. Dr. Dr. W.-H. Kunau at the Institut für Physiologische Chemie, Ruhr University Bochum.
  • 1996 – 1998 Postdoctoral position in the lab of Prof. Dr. Dr. W.-H. Kunau.
  • 1998 – 2000 Postdoctoral position in the lab of Prof. Dr. S.D. Emr, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Division of Cellular & Molecular Medicine, University of California San Diego, USA.
  • 2000 – 2004 Assistant professor (Habilitation) at the Institute for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Freiburg.
  • 2001 – 2006 Group leader in the SFB388 Zelluläre Funktionen dynamischer Proteinwechselwirkungen.
  • 2003 Habilitation for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Medical Faculty, University of Freiburg.
  • since 2007 Head of the Department of Cellular Biochemistry (formerly Biochemistry II) of the University of Göttingen
  • 2010 – Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry Research Fellow
  • 2015 – Program Director International Max Planck Research School “Molecular Biology”
  • 2016 – Coordinator Collaborative Research Center on “Compartmental Gates and Contact Sites in cells” (SFB1190)

Awards and Honors

  • 2004 Research Award of the University of Freiburg
  • 2005 Young Investigator Award of the GBM and Schering Stiftung
  • 2013 ERC Advanced Grant „Mitochondrial translational regulation coupled to respiratory chain assembly and protein import“ – MITRAC”
  • 2016 Copernicus Award of the DFG and FNP together with Prof. Dr. A. Chacinska