Ralf studied from 1995-2001 and received his Pharmaceutical license and his Diploma in Pharmacy from the University of Bonn. He received his PhD (2001-2006) from the University of Bonn with “summa cum laude”. For his Post-doc and Habilitation in Pharmacology & Toxicology (2012) Ralf moved to Freiburg University. Ralf joined the VRC In October 2019 as W2 Professor.
His main research is focusing on epigenetic mechanisms and chromatin biology of the cardiovascular system.