education and affiliations


2015-                        Group leader "Thiology"

2011-                         Department of Neurology, Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf, Germany (Hans-Peter

                                  Hartung, since 2020 Sven Meuth/Orhan Aktas)

2007-2010                 Institute for Clinical Cytobiology and Cytopathology, Philipps-Universität Marburg,

                                  Germany (Roland Lill/Christopher Horst Lillig)

2004-2011                 Medical Nobel Institute for Biochemistry, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

                                  (Arne Holmgren)


2018-04-12               Habiltation, PD, venia legendi in Biochemistry

                                  "Vertebrate Glutaredoxins"

                                  Medical Faculty, Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf

2004-06-18               PhD / Doctor rerum naturalium

                                  “[FeS]-cluster in assimilatory sulfate reduction”

                                  supervisor: Jens-Dirk Schwenn, Department of Biochemistry of Plants, Ruhr-Universität

                                  Bochum, Germany
2000-09-29                diploma in biology

                                  “Regulation of plastidic gene expression: Role of alternative sigmafactors”

                                  supervisor: Gerhard Link, Plant cell physiology and molecular biology, Ruhr-Universität

                                  Bochum, Germany


scholarships and awards


2022                          research grant, Forschungskommission, Medical Faculty, Heinrich-Heine Universität,

                                  Düsseldorf, Germany

2021                          research grant, Biogen Idec.

2021-2023                 research grant, DFG GRK 2578 "Impact of genotoxins on the differentiation efficacy of

                                  murine and human stem and progenitor cells and functional competence of thereof

                                  derived differentiated progenity", Bonn, Germany

2017-2020                 research grant, DFG priority program 1710/2 " Dynamics of thiol-based redox switches in

                                  cellular physiology", Bonn, Germany

2016-2019                 research grant, DFG priority program 1927 " Iron-Sulfur for Life", Bonn, Germany

2016-2018                 research grant, Forschungskommision, Medical Faculty, Heinrich-Heine Universität,   

                                  Düsseldorf, Germany

2014-2017                 research grant, DFG priority program 1710 “Dynamics of thiol-based redox switches in                                   cellular physiology”, Bonn, Germany

2013-2015                 research grant, Biogen Idec.

2012-2014                 research grant, Forschungskommission, Medical Faculty, Heinrich-Heine Universität,

                                  Düsseldorf, Germany

2012-2014                 research grant, Gemeinnützige Hertie Stiftung, Frankfurt, Germany

2012, 2011, 2010,   

2009, 2008, 2007      junior research grants, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

2010                          EU grant for a short term scientific mission within the COST program

2004-2010                 postdoctoral fellowships from Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

2009                          junior research grant, stem cell network North-Rhine Westfalia (Kompetenznetzwerk

                                  Stammzellforschung), Düsseldorf, Germany

2007                          research grant, Stiftung P.E. Kempkes, Marburg, Germany

2006                          Karolinska Institutet Travel funds and Axel Hirsch´s travel funds, Stockholm, Sweden

2006                          young investigator award, Society for Free Radical Research – International

2005-2007                 postdoctoral fellowships (Forschungsstipendium) from the Deutsche

                                  Forschungsgemeinschaft, Bonn, Germany


work as scientific reviewer and editor


2022-                         associate editor Biochim. Biophys. Acta-General Subjects

2021-                         associate editor Redox Physiology (a speciality section of Frontiers in Physiology)

2020-                         editorial board Redox Biol.

2017-                         editorial board Arch. Biochem. Biohys.


2022/2023                 Guest editor of apecial issue of Redox Biol. entitled "Ferroptosis in health and disease"

2019/2021                 Editor of the book "Redox regulation of differentiation and de-differentiation" in the series

                                  "Oxidative stress and disease", CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Eds. Enrique

                                  Cadenas and Helmut Sies (book)

2014/2015                 Guest-editor of a special issue of Biochim. Biophys. Acta entiteld “Redox regulation in

                                  differentiation and de-differentiation” (August 2015)

2012/2013                 Guest-editor of a special issue of Biochim. Biophys. Acta entiteld “Cellular functions of

                                  glutathione” (May 2013)

2007/2008                 Guest-editor of a special issue of Biochim. Biophys. Acta entiteld “Redox control of cell

                                  function” (November 2008)


reviewer                    journals

                                  Acc. Chem. Res., Angew: Chem:, Antioxid. Redox Signal., Arch. Biochem Biophys.,    

                                  Biochim. Biophys. Acta, Biol. Chem., BMC Neurosi., Br. J.  Pharmacol., Cell. Death. Diff.,

                                  Cell Death Dis., Chem. Biol., Chem.  Sci., Curr. Med. Chem., Differentiation, Environ.     

                                  Microbiol., FEBS J., Free Rad. Biol. Med., Front. Cell. Develop. Biol., Front. Physiol.,

                                  Future Microbiol., Int. J. Biochem. Cell Biol., Int. J. Develop. Neurosci., J. Alzheimers Dis.,

                                  J. Interf. Cytok.  Res., J. Neurosci., Nature Cell Biol., Neurochem. J., Neurosci. Letters,   

                                  Peer J., Physiol. Res., PLOS Biol., PLOS One, Prot. Sci., Redox Biol., Sci. Rep., Trends in

                                  Plant Sci., Tuberculosis, Oxid. Med. Cell. Longev.


                                  ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche), Diabetes UK, DFG (german research                                   foundation), National Science Center Poland, U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation