2008: Nominated as temporary Director of the Department of Medical Biometry and Epidemiology (IMB). Sale of ExploSYS GmbH and demission as Managing Director. Founder and Managing Director of Epimos UG.
2007: Nominated as professor at the university of Tübingen.
2005: Founder and Managing Director of ExploSYS GmbH. Expert nomination at the European Medicines Agency (EMEA). Consultant of the Robert-Koch-Institute (RKI) and of various state health offices in matters concerning pandemic influenza.
2004: Habilitation at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Tübingen, Germany: "Epidemiologic consequences of the reintroduction of smallpox. Predictions derived by mathematical models." Consultant of the German Ministry of Health and Social Security (BMGS) and of the Robert-Koch-Institute (RKI) on matters concerning bioterrorism preparedness (cf. smallpox pages).
Since 1995: Department of Medical Biometry (IMB), University of Tübingen, Germany. Statistical consulting, training of doctoral students (Dr. H.P. Duerr and Y. Zhang), research projects:
Long-term predictions of the effect of insecticide-treated bednets against malaria.
Using transmission models to evaluate the effect of quarantine and other interventions against emerging infectious diseases such as SARS, as well as against smallpox and other infectious diseases.
Immuno-epidemiology of onchocerciasis.
Inference of epidemiologic parameters from data obtained from endemic or epidemic situations.
Intra-host dynamics of malaria parasites (Plasmodium falciparum) in humans.
Modelling the epidemiology of Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Pnc Euro homepage).
Critical population size for endemic transmission of immunizing infections.
1995: Rolf Nevanlinna Institute for Applied Mathematics (RNI), Helsinki, and National Public Health Institute (KTL), Helsinki, Finland.
Development and implementation of an individal-based computer simulation describing the epidemiology of Haemophilus influenzae type b infections.
1993/94: Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), Boston, USA. Scholarship by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
Modelling the influence of host-diversity on the transmission of vector-borne diseases.
Counter-intuitive results of intervention campaigns against malaria using impregnated betnets.
1989: Institute for Tropical Medicine, University of Tübingen, Germany, and at the Institut de Recherche Medicale et des Plantes Medicinales (I.M.P.M.), Kumba, Cameroon, and at the research station in Sora Mboum, Cameroon.
Diploma in biology supervised by Prof. P. Wenk and Dr. A. Renz. Thesis: "Onchocerca volvulus (Nematoda, Filarioidea) and Simulium damnosum complex (Diptera): The development of intrathoracically injected microfilariae in different vector species of Cameroons".