Curriculum Vitae


Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c.



Date of birth: March 4, 1939

Place of birth: Kassel, Germany


Academic Education and Appointments

1959 – 1965

Study of medicine in Marburg and Munich



Medical examination in Marburg



Doctorate in Marburg


1965 – 1968

Medical work in various hospitals


1968 – 1970

Postdoc, Rockefeller University, New York


1970 – 1971

Assistant Professor, Rockefeller University, New York


1971 – 1975

Head of a DFG research group, Max Delbrück Institute for Genetics, Department of Immunology, University of Cologne


1975 – 1981

Head of Department, Institute of Immunology and Genetics at the German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg


1981 – 2004

Director at the Max Planck Institute for Immunology and Epigenetics, Head of the Department of Cellular Immunology, Freiburg i. Breisgau


Since 2009

Editor-in-Chief, Cellular and Molecular life Sciences, Springer-Nature, Basel 

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