Study of chemistry at the Westfälische Wilhelms Universität
PhD thesis at the Technical University of Berlin (1990).
Further study on computer languages, operating systems and communication,
Siemens Nixdorf, Berlin (1992-1993).
Department of Bioinformatics, Max-Delbrück-Center (1993-1999).
Institute for Medical Biometry, Informatics and Epidemiology, University of Bonn (2000-2002).
Department of Bioinformatics and Gene Mapping Center, Max-Delbrück-Center (2003-2005).
Department of Genetics and Genomics of Cardiovascular Diseases, Max-Delbrück-Center (since 2006).
genetic epidemiology, statistical programs for mapping monogenic and multifactorial diseases, linkage and association analysis, DNA microarrays, chromosome copy number variations, next generation sequencing.