Curriculum Vitae


Dr. rer. nat.



Date of birth:    December 4, 1950                   

Place of birth:   Nakuru, Kenia


Academic Education and Appointments

Diploma in biochemistry, University of Bern, Switzerland

Dr. rer. nat. chemistry (biochemistry), University of Bern, Switzerland

1978 – 1979
Postdoctoral fellow at Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel, Switzerland

1980 – 2006
Research Assistant, Department of Molecular Toxicology at German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg

2006 – 2009
Acting Division Head of Molecular Toxicology at DKFZ, Heidelberg

2009 – 2014
Research Assistant in the Department of Preventive Oncology at DKFZ 


Advisory activity


  • Ad hoc reviewer of many international scientific journals of toxicology and “drug development and delivery”
  • 2006-2014 Contact person at DKFZ for questions in the field of toxicology


Scientific fields of work


  • Enzymatic poisoning and detoxification of chemical carcinogens
  • Folate metabolism and antifolate in the therapy of cancer and inflammation 
  • Development of targeted tumor therapeutics and diagnostics by albumin conjugation


Supervision of diploma and doctoral students


  • From 1988 to 2016, 15 doctoral students, who were supervised by me, completed their doctorates at various faculties.
  • From 1990 to 2005, 8 students completed their diploma/master thesis under my supervision. In addition, 8 trainees completed a research internship in biochemistry/cell biology.


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