born 1970 in Schärding/Austria

1989-1997    Studies of Technical Chemistry at the TU Wien

1994             Diploma Thesis, University of Heidelberg (Prof.  G. Helmchen)

1995-1998    PhD Thesis at the Max-Planck-Institute für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim/Ruhr, (Prof. M. T. Reetz)

1998-1999    Post-Doc at the Department of Chemistry, Harvard University (Prof. E. N. Jacobsen)

2000-2006    Group Leader at the Department of Chemical Biology, Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Physiology, Dortmund

2003-2005    Junior Professor, University of Dortmund

2005-2007    Professor of Organic Chemistry, University of Leipzig

since 2007    Professor of Organic Chemistry and Head of the Institute of Organic Chemistry (TU Graz)