Head of Experimental and Translational Ophthalmology at the Department of Ophthalmology, Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz, Germany. Research in Ophthalmology, Bioinformatics, and Immunology. Furthermore, the research is focused on proteomics and Immunoproteomics in ocular fluids and tissues. Consultant for pharma and startups and interested in translation and commercialization. Founded several companies e.g. focused on the development of point-of-care devices for diseases such as glaucoma. Several patent applications and approved patents.