My most recent CV is available for download (.pdf). Briefly,

I am a German scientist, currently in Vienna born in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and have lived in Mittenwald, Bad Reichenhall, Tübingen, San Diego, Berlin, Rome, and Canberra.
I graduated in Biology (Plant Physiology, Genetics, Biochemistry) from the Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen, wrote an honours thesis at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California and then worked for 10 years as a research scientist in Detlef Weigel's laboratory at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen, asking questions in Plant Developmental Biology and looking for answers with genomics. In 2011, I was also a part-time Fellow in Freshwater Sciences at the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) in Berlin, working with Christian Wurzbacher, Michael Monaghan and Hans-Peter Grossart towards an inventory of fungi in fresh water. In 2012, I joined the group of Justin Borevitz at The Australian National University in Canberra. where our group was part of the ARC centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology. We developed whole-genome approaches to conservation genetics and breeding. I recently moved to Vienna, Austria, to lead the molecular biology work in the Plant Breeding and Genetics Laboratory of the FAO/IAEA joint division in Seibersdorf.

Besides learning new things every day, my interests include life, science, people, hiking, skiing, and flying. I had a great couple of years exploring Australia, mostly by camp-flying.