Bachelor of Science in biochemistry with honors, Leeds University, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy in anatomy, Leeds University, 1971. Habilitatus in clinical chemistry, Medical University, Lubeck, Germany, 1984.
Research fellow Technology University, Munich, 1975-1976, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, 1977-1980. Head of laboratories department medicine Medical University, Lübeck, 1980-1992. Head of laboratory diagnostic department City Hospital, Stralsund, Federal Republican Germany, since 1992.
Consultant quality control Instand, Düsseldorf, Federal Republican Germany, since 1985. Advisory board Europe J. Clinical Chemical Clinical Biochemistry, Berlin, 1984-1988, 92—, Clinical Laboratory, Heidelberg.
Member German Society for Clinical Chemical, German Society for Endocrinology (Schoeller-Junkmann prize, 1984), INSTAND (Instand prize, 1986), New York Academy of Sciences.
Married Ingeburg Heide Kober, December 21, 1973. Children: Lars Peter, Jens Nikolas.