Doctor of Philosophy, University Marburg, Germany, 1966. Diploma in chemistry, University Marburg, Germany, 1968. Habilitation, University Marburg, Germany, 1972.
Professor, U. Marburg, 1972-1978; professor, U. Freiburg, Germany, 1978-1995; professor, U. Greifswald, Germany, since 1995. Board of directors Institute Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Greifswald, since 1995.
President Ireiburger Barocksolisten, Freiburg, since 1986. Member German Chemical Society, Swiss Chemical Society, German Pharmaceutical Society (president 1992-1995), German Association Researchers of Science.
Married Mechthilde Baucks, September 10, 1939. Children: Christiane, Annegret, Susanne.