Student in theology and philosophy, University Saarbrücken, Germany, 1984. Diploma in biology, University Basel, 1990. Doctor of Philosophy, University Basel, 1994.
Assistant University Basel, Switzerland, 1988-1996, postdoctoral researcher Switzerland, 1997-1998, lecturer Switzerland, since 1998. Postdoctoral researcher Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Dijon, France, 1996-1997. Consultant Euchinus GmbH, Basel, since 1999.
Vice president Formatis, Basel, 2000. Member Commission for Advanced Formation, Basel, 2000. Member Swiss Society of Plant Physiology, French Society of Plant Physiology, Kyudo Club, Basel Jazz Club, BioValley.