Diploma in biology, University Düsseldorf, 1975. Doctor of Science, University Düsseldorf, 1978.
Research assistant, U. Düsseldorf, 1978; postdoctoral fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1979-1980; postdoctoral associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1980-1981; research assistant, U. Luebeck (Germany), 1981-1983; senior researcher Virchow Clinic, Humboldt U., Berlin, since 1983.
Member German Society Molecular Biology, German Society Genetics, German Society.Cell Biology.
Married Christiane Runge, 1977.