University Education - 1987 PhD in Chemistry, University of Hamburg, Germany. - 1982 Diploma in Chemistry, University of Hamburg, Germany. Professional Positions - Since 2010 ICREA Research Professor at Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona. - 1998-2009 Full Professor, Saarland University, Germany. - 1990-1998 Assistant Professor, University of Freiburg, Germany. - 1988-1990 Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute Pasteur, Paris, France. - 1987-1988 Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute Biotechnological Research, Braunschweig, Germany.