I was trained as a technical assistant (LTA) at the Bundesforschungsanstalt für Getreide- und Kartoffelverarbeitung in Detmold between 1977 and 1979. Since 1980 I was employed at the Ruhr Universität Bochum: 1980 – 1984 Inst. of Genetics, 1985 – 2017 Inst. of Physiology. 2017 I joined the Inst. of Physiology II in Münster. My field of work includes protein biochemistry and various molecular biological and physical techniques.