Master of Science in Biology, University Bayreuth, Germany, 1986. Doctor of Philosophy in Genetics, University Bayreuth, Germany, 1989.
Senior scientist University Bayreuth, 1990-1996, assistant professor, 1996-2000. Chairman board Ribopharma AG, since 2000. Chairman board Ribopharma AG.
Corporal German Air Force, 1978-1980.
Married Doris Fröba, July 14, 1990. 1 child, Leo.