Patrick was born in Wiesbaden, Germany and grew up in a small town near the Loreley, a place famous for its legends, tales and wine located at the Rhine between Wiesbaden and Koblenz. He received his master’s degree in Biotechnology at the Universität des Saarlandes, Germany in 2020, working in Prof. Dr. Andriy Luzhetskyy’s group at the identification and characterization of new natural products produced by streptomyces spp. for his master thesis. During this time he became more interested in secondary metabolites and their potential application in medicine and started his PhD in 2020 under the direction of Prof. Dr. Andriy Luzhetskyy. His current project is part of the LSC (Leibniz-Scientific-Campus), whose research is dedicated to the design of self-regulated and self-replenishing drug delivery systems for long-term and personalized administration of biopharmaceuticals. For this purpose, Patrick is currently dedicated to the establishment and metabolic engineering of the cannabidiolic acid (CBD) pathway in streptomyces for high and efficient CBD production. In his leisure, Patrick likes to watch football and spends a lot of his free time to learn the Japanese language and culture. Patrick also likes to play guitar and bouldering.