was born in 1963 in Frankfurt/Main, Germany.
He studied chemistry at the
Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University in Frankfurt, where he obtained his diploma
under the supervision of Horst Kessler in 1988. He then moved to the TU Munich
together with Prof. Kessler and finished his Ph.D. in 1991. In 1992 he changed
to the Department of BCMP at Harvard Medical School and worked with Gerhard
Wagner until 1995. In 1995 he became group leader of the NMR-group in the
department of NMR-assisted structural biology at the FMP in Berlin, the group
was later on named "AG Solution State NMR".
His research interests are the
development of new NMR-spectroscopic techniques, the structure elucidation of
all kinds of molecular systems and the study of their dynamic properties. More
recently the molecular systems were photochromic molecules and MHC class 1