Doctor of Philosophy, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 1984.
Senior research scientist University of Heidelberg, Germany, 1987—1990, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris, 1991—1994. Research director Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Orleans, France, 1994—2000. Professor psychiatry Brudnick Neuropsychiatric Research Institute, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, 2000—2004.
Research director National Centre for Scientific Research, Talence, France, since 2005. Editor-in-chief Genes, Brain and Behavior, Oxford, since 2001. Organiser Annual International Summer School on Behavioral Neurogenetics, 1995—2002.
Associate editor neurobehavioral genetics Behavioral and Brain Science, 1991—2008.
Member of Behavior Genetics Association (member at large 1993-1996), Dutch Behavior Genetics Contact Group (president 1987-1997, 2007), International Society for Psychiatric Genetics (member program committee 2000, 2002), Federation of European Neurosci. Societies (council member 1998—2000), European Brain and Behaviour Society (member at large 1996-1999), International Behavioural and Neural Genetics Society (president, treasurer, member at large 1996—2001), International Behavioral Neurosci. Society (council member 1999—2002, member program committee since 2008, chair program committee 2010).