Head of Group

University of Duisburg-Essen
Department of Chemistry
- Biofilm Centre -
Molecular Enzyme Technology and Biochemistry

Campus Essen
Universitätsstr. 5
45141 Essen

Room: S05 V03 F37

Phone: ++49 (0)201 183-7061
Fax: ++49 (0)201 183-7062


Curriculum vitae

Since February 2008, Professor for Molecular Enzyme Technology and Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry, Biofilm Centre, University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg/Essen, Germany

2004-2008, Associate Professor, Microbiology I, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany

2003, Habilitation, (Microbiology) University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany

1999, Postdoctoral position/Group leader, (Microbiology) University of Essen, Essen, Germany

1998, Postdoctoral guest scientist, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Biochemistry, Prof. Dr. P. J. Kennelly), VA, USA

1995, Dr. rer. nat., (Microbiology) University of Essen (now Duisburg-Essen), Essen, Germany

1989, Diploma, (Plant Physiology) University of Osnabrueck, Osnabrueck, Germany

Academic functions and appointments



Voted vice-chair of the “Scientific Coordination Committee Systems Biology of Microorganisms (SysMO)“


Appointed member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the German GenoMikPlus network (Bielefeld, Germany)


Voted vice-chair 2007 and chair 2009 of the Gordon Research Conference: “Archaea: Ecology, Metabolism & Molecular Biology”


Faculty Committee member with assigned responsibility for the internal evaluation in the Institute of Biology


Member of the “ASM Awards Committee“ Extremophiles Conference 2004, Cambridge, Maryland (USA)