Born in Würzburg, Germany;
Studies in Psychology at University of Würzburg, Humboldt University Berlin & University of Bonn, Germany;
Studies in Computer Science, Bonn;
PhD in Psychology, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany (2005);
Research Fellow, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, ICN & Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, University College London, UCL, London, UK (2004);
Senior Research Fellow, ICN & Institute of Neurology, UCL (2006);
Associate Professor & Principal Investigator, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands (2010);
Professor of Medicine (Neuroscience), Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway (2016);
Director, The Egil and Pauline Braathen and Fred Kavli Centre for Cortical Microcircuits, Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, NTNU (2017);
Director, Department of Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany (2018).
Managing Director, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany (2020).