Was born in 1985 in Vienna. He studied Molecular Biology at the Universities of Vienna and Geneva; further courses in the Marine Biological Laboratories Woods Hole, and Stanford University, USA. Past research activities include work undertaken at at the Charité Germany, Institute for Molecular Pathology Austria, EPFL Switzerland, and Janelia Farm USA. He has had publications in peer reviewed scientific journals. He is currently pursuing his PhD thesis in Neuroscience in the laboratory of Gilles Laurent at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt, Germany.