• Clinical psychiatry and psychotherapy in the entire spectrum of psychiatric disorders, with an emphesis on affective disorders

  • Neuropsychiatric sleep medicine

  • Medical school at the Universities of Freiburg i.Br., Paris and Berlin

  • 2001 Dissertation (MD), University of Freiburg i.Br.

  • 2006 – 2007 Postdoc at the University of Pittsburgh

  • 2009 Medical license, psychiatry and psychotherapy, University of Freiburg i.Br.

  • 2011 Habilitation, University of Freiburg i.Br.

  • 2014 Ausserplanmäßiger Professor, University of Freiburg i.Br.

  • Research group leader ‚Sleep research in psychiatry‘, University Hospital of Psychiatry and  Psychotherapy Bern

  • Head, sleep section of the German Association for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics (DGPPN); head, research committee of the European Sleep Research Society (ESRS); board member, sleep section of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA); associate editor of the Journal of Sleep Research (European Sleep Research Society)

  • 2011 – 2017 representative of teaching, University Hospital of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Freiburg i.Br.