Doctor of Medicine, University Heidelberg, 1982. Doctor Habil, University Heidelberg, 1992.
Ward doctor Central Military Hospital, Koblenz, Germany, 1981-1983. Scientist, virology division Ernst-Rodenwaldt Institute, 1984-1987, head medical microbiology department, since 1991. Scientist Institute of Hygiene, Heidelberg, 1987-1991.
Professor medical microbiology University Heidelberg, since 2000.
Member Deutsches Institut für Normung (German Institute Standardization), Berlin, 1991. Served with German Military Medical Superior vena cava syndrome, since 1974. Member American Society for Microbiology, German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology, German Society for Military Medicine.
Married Birgit Kaik, February 23,1984 (divorced October 1995).