Bachelor of Science, Manchester University, 1980. Master of Science, Manchester University, 1982. Doctor of Philosophy, Justus Liebig University, 1987.
Doctor of Science, Zurich University, Switzerland, 1998.
Research associate Colorado State University, Fort Collins, 1987—1989. Research scientist Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland, 1990—2002. Associate professor cell & radiation biology, Medical Faculty Zurich University, since 1998.
Senior lecturer Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, 1999—2005. Sir John Eccles professor philosophy science Gustav-Siewerth Academy Baden-Wuerttemberg State University, Germany, since 2000. Professor biology Science Department Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids, Michigan, since 2002.
Research scientist Van Andel Research Institute, since 2005. Lecturer medical faculty University Zurich, Switzerland, 1993-1998. Consultant Swiss Cancer League, Bern, 1997-2002, Scientific Advisory Committee TESLA Accelerator Institute, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, (chairman board),1998—.
Adjunct professor biology, Yanbian University of Science & Technology, Yanji, China, since 2000. Co-coordinator radiation biology, Geant 4-DNA collaboration, European Space Agency, 2000. Research consultant National Cancer Institute, Ministry of Health, Bangkok, Thailand, 2001-2005.
Member Radiation Research Society, Swiss Society Radiation Biology & Medical Physics (Roentgen Centenary lecturer 1995, executive committee 2000-2002, president elect 2002), Swiss Society Oncology (delegate, treasurer 1996-2002), Scientific Association of Swiss Radiation Oncologists (executive committee 1996-2002), International Society for Neutron Capture Therapy (Hatanaka lecturer, 1998).
Married Angela Margit Plep, September 10, 1983. Children: Jemima, Eve, Benjamin, Stephen.