Associate Professor

Life itself is far too fascinating to work on a single topic. My interest spans from microbiology to protein biochemistry. I’m curious about how things work – countless questions that one could ask: How does a protein work? How does it interact with the cell envelope? Or: How does a virus infect a cell and how does the host respond to it?

Biology can also be applied: We study microbial viruses for the development of therapeutics to cure infections by antibiotic resistant bacteria.

Work Experiences

2018 – present

Zhejiang University-University of Edinburgh Institute
Associate Professor

Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital
Adjunct Professor

University of Edinburgh
Hon. Lecturer

2017 – 2018


2014 – 2017

2011 – 2014

University of Hohenheim
Professor without Chair (Privatdozent)

Habilitation in Biochemistry

Research Group Leader & Lecturer
(independently funded)

Research Group Leader & Lecturer
(without own budget / positions)

2008 – 2011

University of Oxford
The United Kingdom
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

2006 – 2007

National University of Singapore
Postdoctoral Research Fellow


2001 – 2005

Technical University of Munich (TUM)
in Biochemistry (Magna cum laude)
“Structure and Function of Hsp90 Co-Chaperones and Substrates” 
Prof. Dr. J. Buchner.

1995 – 2001

University of Regensburg
Masters in Biology;
Major subject: Microbiology.
Minor subjects: Organic Chemistry. Genetics/ Virology.