Graduate in Medicine, Hannover Medical School, Germany, 1992. Doctor of Philosophy, Hannover University, Germany, 2001.
Scientific assistant Hannover Medical School, 1983—1984. Foreign residence Japan University Morioka & Osaka, 1993—1996. Private practice Hannover, since 1998.
Director Research Laboratory U Eye Clinic, Charite - University Berlin. Program secretary Europe Associate Vision & Eye Research, Brussels, 2007, board member, since 2009. Medical & science advisory board Tear Film &.
Ocular Surface Society, Boston, since 2009.
Member of European Association Visiona nd Eye Research (vice president), Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society (governing board member), Deutsche Ophthaemologische Gesellschaft (Heidelberg, Germany), Association Research Vision and Ophthalmogy (Bethesda).
Married Erich Knop, July 5, 1993. Children: Felix, Julius, Moritz, Fiona.