Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics and Physics, Moscow State Lomonosov University, Mechmat, 1997. Habilitation, University Freiburg, Germany, 2003.
Postdoctoral fellow University Cambridge, University Warwick, IHES, Max Planck Institute Bonn, University Bremen, 1997. Assistant professor University Freiburg, since 2000. Professor University Jena, since 2006, University Leuven, since 2006.
Married Alina Burmistrova. 3 children.