Medical School University of Münster, Germany. Visiting scientist 1982-1984 at the Cardiovascular Research Institute, School of Medicine, University of California San Francisco sponsored by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). Dermatology training at the Department of Dermatology, Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf 1984-1990. Venia legendi in Dermatology and Felix Hoppe Seyler Price awardee of the German Society for Laboratory Medicine 1989. Since 1991 Senior lecturer at the Department of Dermatology, Environmental Medicine and Health Theory, University of Osnabrück; Since 1994 Associate Professor at the University of Osnabrück. Member of the European Society for Dermatological Research. Section editor of the Journal of Translational Medicine; Research interests: milk signaling, milk microRNA-mediated signal transduction, epigenetics of milk, nutrigenomics of acne and rosacea.