Diploma in Chemistry, University Hamburg, 1973. Doctor Rer. National, University Munich, 1977.
Scientific assistant Institute Physiological Chemistry, Munich, 1971-1980. Research fellow California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, 1980-1983. Member Basel Institute for Immunology, 1983-1986.
Associate director, head biology department F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Ltd., Basel, 1986-1991. Vice president department biotechnology research F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc., Nutley, New Jersey, 1991-1992, vice president preclinical research, 1992-1994. Vice president pre-clinical Research and Development Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc., 1994-1997.
General partner Master of Public Management Capital, Boston, since 1997.
Member Academy Europaea, European Molecular Biology Organization, European Network of Immunology Institutes, The Human Genome Organization.
Married Cornelia Wessel, March 10, 1972. Children: Lars, Stephanie, Silja, Thomas.