born in December 3, 1971 in Kaiserslautern, Germany.
1993 – 1998: Study of biology and palaeontology at the Freie Universität Berlin.
1998: Diploma: Title of diploma thesis: „Climatic relevant palaeoecologic studies on Holocene molluscs from the Badain Jaran Desert (Inner Mongolia, China)“.
1998 – 2001: Study of geology at the Freie Universität Berlin.
2001 – 2004: PhD-student at the Institute of Systematic Zoology, Humboldt Universität, Berlin funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).
2005: PhD degree. Title of doctoral thesis: “Character complexes preserved in fossil Coleoidea (Cephalopoda) and their phylogenetic significance”.
2006: postdoctoral scholarship at the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, University of Tokyo (Japan) funded by the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).
2005-2009 freelancer at the Musée National d´Histoire Naturelle, Luxembourg. Responsible for the palaeontological database (RECORDER).
2009-2011 research assistant (funded by DFG) at the Institute of Geological Sciences, Branch Palaeontology, FU Berlin.
since October 2011 research assistant at the Institute of Geological Sciences, Branch Palaeontology, FU Berlin.
Morphology, taxonomy, phylogeny and evolutionary development of both fossil and Recent coleoid cephalopods
Early ontogeny of cephalopod molluscs
peer reviewed articles