Diploma in chemistry, Technology University Munich, Germany, 1979. Diploma in pharmacy, University Munich, 1981. Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University Munich, 1983.
Habilitation in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University Munich, 1988.
Professor pharmaceutical chemistry Free University Berlin, 1990-1994, vice-dean, 1993-1994. Private dozent University Munich, 1988-1990, professor pharmaceutical chemistry, since 1994, appointed head. Institute Pharmacy, 1996-1998, from vice dean to dean, 1998—2001.
Member Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, Deutsche Pharmaceutical Association (grantee 1988).
Married Waltraud Gruber, February 23, 1978. 1 child, Yvonne.