Born: 1977, Bonn, Germany

Nationality: German



Studies of biology at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University,Bonn

(Diploma in 2005);

PhD Graduation (Dr. rer. nat.) in Biology (Plant Physiology) with Magna cum laude (2009)


Professional Experience

Since 2005:

German Aerospace Center (DLR), scientific employee, Institute of Aerospace Medicine (Cologne),

Workgroup of Gravitational Biology Research at DLR

•           ESA Astronaut Trainer for Cell and Plant Biology

•           Project Leader of the DLR C.R.O.P. Project for investigating bio-regenerative life support


•           Prime Investigator of the national DLR Eu:CROPIS Compact Satellite Mission

•           PI for Several Parabolic Plane Flight and Sounding Rocket Campaigns


Scientific Activities:

•           May 2015: PI of a MAPHEUS 5 Experiment at ESRANGE, Sweden

•           May 2012: Attendance at the 56th ESA- Parabolic-flight-campaign, Bordeaux, France

•           September 2011: Attendance at the 18th DLR- Parabolic-flight-campaign, Bordeaux, France

•           November 2009: Attendance at the 51th ESA- Parabolic -flight-campaign, Bordeaux, France

•           February 2009: Attendance at the 13th DLR- Parabolic -flight-campaign, Bordeaux, France

•           September 2007: PI during the 10th DLR- Parabolic -flight-campaign, Köln/Bonn

•           November 2006: PI during the 9th DLR- Parabolic -flight-campaign, Bordeaux, France

•           May 2006: Co-PI during the 8th DLR- Parabolic -flight-campaign, Köln/Bonn

•           April 2006: Sounding-Rocket Mission TEXUS 43 at ESRANGE, Sweden

•           March 2006: Attendance at 42th ESA- Parabolic -flight-campaign, Bordeaux, France

•           September 2005: Attendance at 7th DLR- Parabolic -flight-campaign, Bordeaux, France

•           September 2004: Attendance at 6th DLR- Parabolic -flight-campaign, Köln/Bonn

•           April 2004: Attendance at 36th ESA- Parabolic -flight-campaign, Bordeaux, France

•           March 2003: Sounding Rocket Mission MAXUS 5 at ESRANGE, Sweden



Postgraduate und scientific assistant at the Institute of Molecular Physiology und Biotechnology

of plants IMBIO Bonn, Dep. Gravitational Biology



Student Assistant at the former Botanical Institute of University Bonn, since 2003 Institute of

Molecular Physiology and Biotechnology of Plants IMBIO, Dep. Gravitational Biology



•           10th ESA Symposium “Life in Space for Life on Earth“, Angers, France 2008

Young researcher award for outstanding science

•           10th ESA Symposium “Life in Space for Life on Earth“, Angers, France 2008

1# Poster Award

Broadcast 2639

Guest:  Dr. Jens Hauslage;  Topics:  The DLR C.R.O.P Project & new approaches to closed loop life support for space missions. Please direct all comments and questions regarding specific Space Show programs & guest(s) to the Space Show blog which is part of archived program on our website, www.thespaceshow.com.  Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use.

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