I have 15 years of experience, and specialize in the field of fungal cell biology with specific knowledge in the areas of plant pathology, cytoskeleton and membrane trafficking. I have published on such topics as endocytosis, motor activity and chitin synthase in plant infection. My inital training is in freshwater and ecology. However, I did my habilitation in Germany in enetics in cell biology. This unique combination and the success of my concepts makes me world leading in my field.