Doctor of Medicine, Chr.-Albrecht University, Kiel, Germany, 1979.
Research fellow deptl pharmacology, Kiel, Germany, 1978-1984; postdoctoral researcher, Baker Institute, Melbourne, Australia, 1980-1982; head, Institute Environmental Toxicology, Kiel, 1984-1996; head department environmental toxicology, State Agency for Nature and Environmental, Kiel, since 1996. Member science advisory board Biomonit Committee UBA, Berlin, since 1994, member science advisory board air committee, since 1993.
Member International Medical Commission on Bhopal, 1994. Invited testifier Permanent People's Tribunal, London, 1995. Member International Union Pure and Applied Chemistry (secretary division chemical human health 1992), German Society Pharmacoalogy and Toxicology, Chamber of Medical Association of Schleswig-Holstein (member Commission on Environmental Health), International Society Enviro.
Medicine (board directors).
Married Ute Marianne Leifermann, September 25, 1976 (divorced 1999). Children: Ole Christian, Hauke Sebastian, Gunnar Frederik. Married Silvia Luiza Uehla.