Date of birth: 24.02.1959 in Eutin/Holstein, Germany
1978 German university entrance diploma
1979 Studies at Philipps-University in Marburg, at first protestant theology and Indian philology (parallel), later religious studies (Prof. Goldammer, Prof. Greschat), Indian Philology (Prof. Rau) and German philology (Prof. Reinhard Habel).
1986 Promotion as Dr. phil. with a dissertation on an old Indian text on rituals.
1986 Research stay in India about cultural historical references of the Indian medical system of Ayurveda
1988 Postdoc scholarship from the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
1993 till date Lecturer at Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main in the field of religious studies and philosophy of religion
1996 philosophical Habilitation at Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe Universität Frankfurt/Main in the department religious studies and history of religion – about Ayurveda medicine
2005 Call as supernumerary Professor at the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University Frankfurt / Main.
2011 Director of studies in the MSc study course Ayurvedic medicine at European Academy of Ayurveda in collaboration with Middlesex University, London