2017 to present :
vice dean of the medical faculty of preclinical affairs, research career development and international affairs
2012 to present:
member of the excellence cluster 'Cells in Motion
2005 to present:
Professor Physiological Chemistry & Pathobiochemistry, Medical Faculty, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster
Full Professor in "Medical Immunology", Medical Faculty, Lund University, Sweden
Habilitation in 'Immunology', Medical Faculty, University of Erlangen
Group Leader in the Institute for Experimental Medicine, University Erlangen-Nuernberg, headed by Prof. K. von der Mark
Group Leader in the Clinical Research Unit for Rheumatology, Max Planck Society, Erlangen, Germany, headed by Prof. K. von der Mark
Postdoctoral scientist at Stanford Medical School, USA, in the laboratory of Dr E. Butcher
DiplomaThesis & Doctoral Thesis, Max Planck Institut for Developmental Biology; Prof. Dr.W.Risau; Dept. Prof. Dr. F.Bonhoeffer
Undergraduate studies at the Max Planck Institut for Biochemistry
Study of Biochemistry, Eberhard-Karls-Universitaet, Tuebingen, Germany

1989: Postdoctoral Fellowship of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
1990: Postdoctoral Fellowship Stanford University
2004: Appointed Visiting Professor, University of Western Australia
2007: Teacher of the Year of the Medical Faculty, WWU, Münster University
2009: Teacher of the Year of the Medical Faculty, WWU, Münster University