Born: February 28, 1962 in Hamburg

Clinic address: Institute for Allergy Research * Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin * Campus Benjamin Franklin * Hindenburgdamm 30 * House II * 12203 Berlin * Germany
Current positions

Director Institute for Allergy Research IFA, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Director with Prof. Marcus Maurer, Allergology and Immunology, Fraunhofer Institute for Translational Medicine and Pharmacology ITMP


1983 – 84 medical studies, Antwerp, Belgium

1984 – 90 medical studies, Freie Universität Berlin, dermatological PJ in Perth, Australia

Clinical and scientific career

Since 12/2021 – Director of the Institute for Allergology IFA, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Since 06/2021 – Director with Prof. Marcus Maurer for the Fraunhofer site for allergology and immunology of the Fraunhofer Institute for Translational Medicine and Pharmacology ITMP

2017-2021 Head of the Allergy Impact Research department at the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Since 2014 Speaker of the Comprehensive Allergy Center Charité CACC, Charité

2012 – 2017 Managing Director of the Clinic for Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology

2012 Honorary Doctorate from the University of Athens

Since 2004 President of the Global Allergy and Asthma Excellence Network (GA²LEN), initiated by the EU called and globally active Network of Excellence of allergological clinics. The consortium leader is the Charité.

2003 Call for an endowed professorship C4, Charité Berlin, attached to

• Head of Allergology (Allergy Center Charité at the Department of Dermatology)

• Co-Director, Clinic for Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology, Charité, Berlin

Since 2003 Chairman of the European Center for Allergy Research Foundation (ECARF)

2001 Award of an extraordinary professorship, Charité Berlin

Since 1996 Head of Allergology Clinic for Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology, Charité Berlin

1996 Habilitation on the functional behavior of human mast cells

1995 Senior Physician, Dermatology Virchow Klinikum, Berlin

1994 Specialist in dermatology, Virchow Clinic, Berlin

1990 – 1994 Specialist training in dermatology at the Virchow Clinic, Berlin