Bachelor of Science in Chemical with honors, University College North Wales, Bangor, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry, University College North Wales, Bangor, 1970. Postdoctoral study, Habilitation, University Heidelberg, Federal Republic Germany, 1985.
Research associate Max Planck Institute for Cell Biology, Wilhelmshaven, Federal Republic Germany, 1970-1975. With German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, since 1975. Instructor biochemistry University Heidelberg, since 1986.
Research biochemist Palmer Station Antartica, 1987.
Member German Society for Cell Biology, German Society for Biological Chemistry.
Married Sibylle Alwine Maria Gadow, March 16, 1973. Children: Christine Patricia, Bodo Kenneth.