2013: Venia legendi in Physiology
2009: Doctoral degree (summa cum laude) “Dr. rer. medic.” of the Medical Faculty, University of Cologne.
1996 - 2002: Degree in Biology at the University of Cologne, Germany; Diploma thesis (final grade 1)
since 2002: Center for Physiology and Pathophysiology, University of Cologne; Professional trainings and international experience
2008: Guest scientist at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, laboratory of Professor Peter Dröge
since 2009: Research visits in Denmark, Egypt, and Turkey.
2014: Hans-and-Gertie-Fischer-Foundation Research Award