About me

Since April 1st (no joke!) I'm lucky to be professor for microbiology at Beuth University of Applied Sciences in the study course of biotechnology. Together with our microbiology lab team (http://studiengang.beuth-hochschule.de/bt/mitarbeiterinnen-und-laboratorien/labor-fuer-mikrobiologie/) I'm happy to teach students for bachelor as well as for master in microbiology as well as in GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) aspect or regulations in the field of biological substances.

Meanwhile I was elected as Vice Dean of Dept. V (Life Sciences and Technology), I´m part of the Faculty Council and member of the Academic Senate.

One of my aims is it to open the perspective for our students towards companies, R&D and a scientific career. Based on my academic background on extremophiles & their potential for industrial applications, my 8 years career in the pharmaceutical industry (Schering AG, Bayer AG) as laboratory head in a quality control lab and as member of the German microbiologist community (VAAM: www.vaam.de), I´m happy to offer this field for young students. And our Alumni, collected at LinkedIn under "Beuth Biotechnology" (www.linkedin.com/groups/2805519).

And, last but not least, I like our garden as a source of contemplation, relaxation and to ground oneself after work. In addition, I #bike2work most of the time, as a member of #ADFC (adfc-berlin.de) I also support bike commuting, e.g. by joining #mdrza (www.mit-dem-rad-zur-arbeit.de/nordost). Our last project at Beuth in this context is #bike2beuth (www.beuth-hochschule.de/bike2beuth), organized with Kirsten Engelhardt and Claudia Strohschein.