Doctor of Natural Sciences, University Bonn, Germany, 1980. Doctor of Philosophy in Biology, University Bonn, 1984. Habilitation biochemistry, University Saarland, Homburg, Germany, 1995.
Habilitation physiology, University Cologne, Germany, 1998.
Assistant University Saarland, Homburg, 1986-1991. Postdoctoral fellow Baylor College Medicine, Houston, 1991-1994. Assistant University Cologne, Germany, 1994-1996, oberassistent, since 1996, Ausserplanmassiger professor, since 2000.
Married Elke Luckhardt, May 19, 1978. Children: Joachim, Anne J., Georg F., Marion.