Curriculum vitae

  • Studies of Biology, University of Göttingen, Germany, and University of California, San Diego, U.S.A. Diploma in 1999.
  • Ph.D. work at the EMBL and MPI of Neurobiology in the lab of Prof. R. Klein.
  • Ph.D. degree, University of Heidelberg in 2002.
  • Postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Prof. Larry Zipursky at University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A. and at the MPI of Neurobiology (2003-2008).
  • Emmy-Noether- and later Max Planck Research Group leader at the MPI of Neurobiology (2008-2016).

Honors and awards

  • 2002 Otto-Hahn-Medal of the Max-Planck-Society
  • 2008 Emmy Noether grant of the German research foundation
  • 2008 Human frontiers science organization career development award
  • 2012 EMBO Young Investigator
  • 2014 ERC Starting Grant