Pharmaceutical Biology

Curriculum Vitae


1995 - 1999

Study of pharmaceutical sciences, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

1999 - 2000

Compulsory practical year for pharmacists (public pharmacy / research)


Licensed pharmacist (Approbation)

10/2000 - 02/2004

Dr. rer.nat. (equiv. to Ph.D.) in Pharmaceutical Biology at the University of Bonn, Germany, Topic: ´Isolation and structure elucidation of bioactive secondary metabolites from marine invertebrates´, Grade: summa cum laude, Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Gabriele König

05/2004 - 04/2006

Postdoctoral Research Associate with Prof. W. Gerwick

College of Pharmacy, Oregon-State-University, OR, USA

Scripps Institution of Oceanography / CMBB, UC San Diego, CA, USA

06/2006 - 04/2012

Habilitand (equiv. to Assistant Professor) at the Institute for Pharmaceutical Biology, University of Bonn, Germany, Mentor: Prof. Dr. Gabriele König


Habilitation (equiv. to D.Sc.) in 2012, Topic: ´Chemical investigation of microbial drugs in their biosynthetic and genomic context´


Full professor (W3) for Pharmaceutical Biology, University of Tuebingen, Germany

10/2019-today Head of the Department of Pharmaceutical Biology

Academic Service and Scientific Committees (Selected)

since 2019 Responsible organizer of the Certificate Course “Clinical Pharmacy” at the University of Tübingen
2019-2025 Elected member of the Steering Committee of the Faculty of Science (Fakultätsrat der MNF), Tübingen University
2021-2025 Member of the Awards and Funds Committee of the American Society of Pharmacognosy, USA
2023-2025 Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Research Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology (RIBB), Lalitpur, Nepal

Honors and Awards


Travel award of the Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research (GA)


‘Lynn Brady Travel Award’ of the American Society of Pharmacognosy (ASP)


Postdoctoral Fellowship granted by the DFG (German Research Council)


´Matt Suffness Young Investigators Award´ of the American Society of Pharmacognosy (ASP)

2022 PHOENIX Pharmaceutical Science Award (category Pharmaceutical Biology)

Membership in Professional Associations

Area of Research