2006-2008 Project leader in the CRC490 "Invasion and Persistence in Infections" with the focus on "Antigen presentation under the influence of immunoevasins".
Successful acquisition of third-party funds
2004 Intramural funding by MAIFOR at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany
2005 - 2008 CRC subproject funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)
Independent planning and implementation of research ideas
Acquisition of extensive technical and methodological knowledge (protein biochemistry, molecular genetics, cell biology, immunology)
Supervision and coaching of scientific doctoral candidates and students
Guidance and advicement of technical assistants
Presentation of scientific results at national and international conferences
Writing and publishing of scientific articles in English and German language
2002-2008 Group leader of the protein biochemical research group at the Institute of Virology at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany
05/1996 - 03/1999 Associate of the Research Training Group "Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Pathogenesis" funded by the German Research Foundation and the State of Rhineland-Palatinate for outstanding young scientists
06/1995 - 10/1998 PhD at the Institute of Physiological Chemistry of the Medical Faculty at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, topic: ´RA-induced signal transduction processes during the neural differentiation of PCC7-Mz1 cells`.
06/1994 - 05/1995 Diploma thesis at the Institute of Physiological Chemistry at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz with the topic: ´Analysis of phosphorylation of the substrates MARCKS and GAP-43 by different isoforms of the PKC gene family`.
05/1994 Degree: Diploma Biologist
01/1990 - 05/1994 Study of Biology at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany