Dr. rer. nat. Markus
was born in Zuerich in 1957.
From 1977-1985 he studied Physics at the Albert - Ludwigs University in Freiburg (Germany)
and received his PhD in 1991 with a thesis on "Electron
Energyloss Spectroscopic and Electronmicroscopic Investigations of
the Light Induced Calcium Release in Bovine Photoreceptor Cells".