Specialization in parasitology after vet studies. Major working fields include protozoa of farm animals and of zoonotic relevance. Mainly working on coccidia like Eimeria, Toxoplasma, and Cryptosporidium.
1997-2003 - Veterinary studies
2008 - Dr. med. vet. (topic: "Studies on the characterization and metaphylactic control of Eimeria zuernii – coccidiosis in calves")
2009 - Specialist in Parasitology (Germany)
2013 - Diplomate of the EVPC by examination
2015 - Habilitation to Dr. med. vet. habil. (topic: "Toxoplasmosis und eimeriosis-associated enteritis – practically relevant and comparative aspects and of different coccidioses in poultry")
2016 - Invitation to GAFOS meeting organized by Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation and NAS (Kavli fellow of the U. S. National Academy of Sciences)