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Motivated by a great scientific interest in applied mathematics and medicine, I combined both subjects and studied statistics with subsidiary theoretical medicine at the Universities of Dortmund, Bochum and Sheffield. After graduating in 1999, I worked with Professor Lutz Dümbgen at the Insitiute of Mathematics at the Medical University of Lübeck on a DFG funded project from which I obtained my PhD thesis entitled "Nonparametric Inference for Interval-Censored Data" in 2003.
Since 2001 I am working at the Institute of Medical Informatics and Statistics at the Christian-Albrechts-University, Kiel (Director: Prof. Dr. M. Krawczak) , where I consult mainly medical and biological scientists on their statistical problems in research. As my interest focused more on genetic studies, I became an associated scientist in the Excellence Cluster Inflammatory at Interfaces at the Institute of Epidemiology (Director: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Lieb) and in RTG in 2013.
From the statistical point of view analyzing interactions between environment and genetic factors is hugely interesting, as it adds a challenge to modeling procedures and the interpretation of results. However, such a surrounding of highly motivated young academics accompanied by excellent scientists will give a combined knowledge that can lead this challenge and will result in exciting research.