Florian studied biochemistry at the University of Greifswald. After graduating in 2009 he started his PhD studies also in Greifswald at the Institute for Microbiology in the labs of Michael Hecker and Dörte Becher. During his dissertation he investigated the antibiotic stress response of Staphylococcus aureus with gel-free proteomics. In addition, he worked as an LC-MS specialist in the institute and could gather experience with a wide range of mass spectrometers. Florian completed his PhD work in 2015 and after a short PostDoc in Greifswald he joined Ivan Dikics group in April 2016. As part of the SFB 1177 Florian is responsible for mass-spectrometry and assisting the group in development of new protocols for proteomic experiments.