Doctor of Philosophy, U. Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria, 1970; doctorate (honorary), University Uppsala faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sweden, 1990.
Research associate Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1970—1974, Gesellschaft Biotechnology Forschung, Braunschweig, Germany, 1974—1976. Professor pharmacology and analytical chemistry Institute Toxicology and Embryopharmacology, Freie University, Berlin, since 1976. Director department food toxicology School Veterinary Medicine, Hannover, since 1996.
Member science committee on food European Commission, Brussels, 1999—2001.
Fellow Academy Toxicol. Sciences, American Teratology Society. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, New York Academy of Sciences, American Chemical Society, Toxicology Society, European Teratology Society (president 1999-2001).
Married Nina, April 1, 1942. 1 child, Andreas.