Diploma, University Freiburg (Germany), 1967.
Intern departments medicine, gynecology, surgery various hospitals, Neustadt, Ludenscheid, Hannover, Germany, 1967-1969. Research fellow Max Plank Institute for Immunology, Freiburg, Germany, 1969-1972, 74-75. Research fellow department immunology and microbiology University Adelaide, Australia, 1972-1974.
Senior investigator department biochemistry Behring-Werke, Marburg, Germany, 1975-1976. Resident department dermatology University Münster, Germany, 1976-1980, senior staff fellow department dermatology, associate professor Germany, 1980-1988. Professor, director department dermatology University Mainz, Germany, since 1988.
Member German Dermatology Association, German Association for Allergies and Immunol. Disorders, German Association for Immunology, Norwegian Association Dermatology, European Society Dermatological Research, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Dermatologische Forschung.
Married Dorothee Elisabeth Kleinau, August 23, 1969. Children: Matthias, Jeffrey, Katharina Anne.