Diploma in Biology, Philipps-University Marburg, Germany. Thesis: Characterization of serotonin class- 2 receptors in the pig brain (Charakterisierung von 5-HT-2 Rezeptoren im Schweinehirn).
Continuing neurotransmitter research in Marburg, (laboratory of Prof. Dr. W. Wesemann, Dept. Neurochemistry, Faculty of Medicine) studying the alteration of serotonin class-2 receptors in brain tissue of persons suffering from Schizophrenia or Parkinsons's disease.
Doctoral student in the laboratory of Prof. Dr. W. Wehrmeyer, Dept. Cell Biology, Faculty of Biology, Philipps-University Marburg. Comparative studies on the biochemical composition, structure and function of the water-soluble and the membrane associated light-harvesting antennae of cryptophyte algae.
Graduation: Dr. rer. nat.; with a thesis titled "The photosynthetic apparatus of cryptophyte algae" (Der Photosyntheseapparat der Cryptophyceen).
Research on the photo- and gravireceptor mechanism in the zygomycete fungus Phycomyces blakesleeanus, in the group of Prof. Dr. P. Galland, Dept. Plant Physiology, Marburg.
Postdoctoral Reseach Fellow, with a stipend of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science, JSPS, in the laboratory of Prof. Dr. Tamotsu Ootaki, Inst. of Genetic Ecology, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan. Research on gravireceptors and graviperception in Phycomyces.
since August in the laboratory of Prof. Dr. J. Wöstemeyer, now working on the sexual reaction of zygomycete fungi, especially studying the synthesis pathway and mode of action of the pheromones involved in the recognition of mating partners and sexual morphogenesis.