Plant Developmental Genetics

 

Academic Training


1984-1989

•Studies in Biology at the University of Würzburg and Duke University, North Carolina, USA

1990-1991

•Diploma thesis at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg

1992-1995

•PhD thesis at the Max-Planck-Institute for Plant Breeding Research (MPIZ), Cologne, Plant Molecular Genetics

1996

•Postdoc at the University of Cologne

1997

•Visiting scientist at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver

1998

•Postdoc at the MPIZ, Plant Molecular Genetics

1999-2001

•Start of an independent research group at the MPIZ

2002-2007

•Group leader in the Department of Molecular Plant Genetics, MPIZ

2005

•Habilitation in Botany, University of Cologne

Since 2007

•Full professor of Botany, University of Osnabrück

Since 2007

•Director of the Botanical Garden of the University of Osnabrück


Honors, Memberships, activities


1988-1989

•DAAD scholarship supporting studies at Duke University

1996

•Otto-Hahn-Medal of Max-Planck-Society for Ph.D. thesis

1997

•Max-Planck-Society travel scholarship

1999-2001

•Lise Meitner scholarship for a junior group leader position at the MPIZ

Since 2002

•Member of the German Society for Botany (DGB)

Since 2008

•Council member of the European Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology (EED)

Since 2009

•Head of the German seed genebank project ‘Wildpflanzen für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft‘ (WEL)