M.A. 1999, Art History, Philosophy and European Ethnology (Humboldt University, Berlin): The plates by Sébastien Leclerc in Claude Perraults Histoire naturelle des animaux. a study in the history of 17th century zoological illustration; Ph.D. student, Art History, History of Science (Humboldt University, Berlin, Prof. Horst Bredekamp, Prof. Lorraine Daston): Exact observations of nature and man. the artwork of the voyage of discovery to the Terres Australes (1800-1804); NaFoeG (Land of Berlin) predoctoral fellowship, 2000-2002; DAAD predoctoral abroad research fellowship, 2000-2001; 23rd further education workshop of the Institute for the History of Medecine of the Robert Bosch Foundation, May 2004: Parasitologcial tropics. Images from Robert Koch's African expeditions; Lecture at the 3rd European Conference of the Society for [the Arts], Literature and Science (SLS): Beyond Information. Colour, Form, and Expressive Meaning in Microbiological Images.