Diploma in Biology, University Tübingen, Germany, 1980. Doctor of Medicine, University Tübingen, Germany, 1985.
Postdoctoral fellow, Max-Planck Institute, Tübingen, 1983-1986; group leader in research, Max-Planck Institute, Tübingen, 1987-1988; visiting scientist, McGill University, Montreal, 1986; science assistant, U. Tübingen, 1988-1993; ophthalmology professor, U. Tübingen, since 1993; director research laboratory Research Institute, U. Tübingen, 1993-1994; with department experimental ophthalmology, U. Münster.
Member Association in Vision Research in Ophthalmology, Neurosci. Society, Anatomical Society, Ophthalmol.
Married Renate Scheidt, March 6, 1981. Children: Melissa, Ariadni, Ira.