Doctor rerum naturalium (Doctor in Sciences), Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany, 1975. Doctor scientiae naturalis, Academy of Sciences East Germany, Berlin, 1985. Professor of Genetics, Academy of Sciences East Germany, 1987.
Head licensing and research cooperations medac GmbH, Wedel, Germany, since 1995. Chief Executive Officer Onoscreen GmbH, Jena, since 1998, ProThera GmbH, Jena, since 1999.