Doctor of Medicine, Innsbruck, Austria, 1968.
Assistant professor, Medical School/U. Innsbruck, 1974-1976; associate professor, Medical School/U. Innsbruck, 1976-1984; professor medicine, Medical School/U. Innsbruck, 1984-1989; department chairman hematology and oncology, Medical School/U. Mainz, Germany, since 1989. Director Comprehensive Cancer Center, Mainz, since 1991. Member senior committee German Research Council, Bonn, since 1992.
Member Austrian Academy of Sciences.
Married Veronica Thurnher, June 22, 1968. Children: Anders, Barbara, Stephan.