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Curriculum Vitae

Professional Experience

2010 Vice Medical Director of the Department of Neuropathology, Charité
2008 Senior Neuropathologist/Con-sultant in Neuropathology, Charité
2008 Habilitation/Professorial qualification, Department of Neuropathology, University of Bonn
2006 Neuropathology board exam (Neuropathologie) Department of Neuropathology, University of Bonn
2001 Doctoral Thesis (MD; summa cum laude; Prof. Otmar D. Wiestler), Department of Neuropathology, University of Bonn
1991 - 2000 Medical State Exam, Universities of Hanover and London

University Education

2001 Doctoral thesis (M.D.; summa cum laude; Prof. Otmar D. Wiestler), Department of Neuropathology, University of Bonn
1991 - 2000 Medical Training / State Exam at the Universities of Hanover and London, UK

  • Histopathology and cellular biology of brain tumors
  • Genetic and epigenetic mechanisms in the pathogenesis and progression of brain tumors
  • Molecular pathogenesis of childhood embryonic tumors (Medulloblastoma, Ependymoma, ATRTs, Hepatoblastoma)
  • Influence of the Wnt-, Hedgehog- and Notch-Signaling pathways in the development of childhood tumors
  • Influence of the Wnt-, Hedgehog- and Notch-Signaling pathways in the development of pancreatic adenocarcinomas as well as cholangiocarcinoma
  • Molecular Oncology of central nervous System tumors