1966 Born in St. Pölten, Austria; Undergraduate studies in Biology at University of Vienna, Austria
1998 PhD studies at University of Vienna, Austria
1998- 2005 Postdoctoral fellow at the Novartis Research Institute, Vienna, Austria, at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Munich and at the University of Göttingen, Germany
2006-2009 Independent Project Leader at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories, Vienna, Austria
2010 Venia docendi in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Vienna, Austria.
Since 2010 Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Freiburg, Germany