PhD, 1990, University of Basel, Switzerland. Postdoctoral research at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA, and at EMBL Heidelberg, Germany. Group leader, Senior Scientist, and Head of EMBL Hamburg since 1997. Research Director of the Center for Structural Systems Biology (CSSB) 2014 - 2017. Professor at the University Hamburg Clinical Center Eppendorf (UKE) since 2015.