Curriculum vitae

since May 2006

Professor for General and Molecular Microbiology at the Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM), University Oldenburg

2003 Habilitation for the Subject Microbiology at the University of Bremen
Title of thesis: Physiological and proteomic investigations of degradative capacities of aquatic environmental bacteria
Title of colloquium: Mycobacterium tuberculosis - development of bacteriological research on tuberculosis

since 1999
Research Associate at the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen and Lecturer at the University of Bremen
Research Area: Functional genome analysis of environmental bacteria

1997 - 1999
Postdoctorate at the University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
Subjects:
(1) Biochemistry and regulation of the PTS-systems in
E. coli and B. subtilis;
(2) Phylogeny of transport proteins in microorganisms


 1995 - 1997
Postdoctorate at the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen
Subject: Biochemistry and regulation of the anaerobic degradation of alkylbenzenes

1992 - 1995
Dissertation at the University of Bremen

Title of thesis: Anaerobic degradation of alkylbenzenes and crude oil by nitrate-reducing and sulfate-reducing bacteria


1986 - 1992

Study of Biology at the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich
Subjects: microbiology, physiological botany, organic chemistry

1985 - 1986
Civil Service (Environmental Protection Department, City of Munich

1985
Graduation (Abitur) from Max-Born-Gymnasium in Germering