After working as a toolmaker in the industry for a couple of years Michael Willenbücher studied Anthropology and Ottoman History in Heidelberg, Istanbul and Berlin. He finished his Master in Anthropology 2006 with a thesis on illegalized migration, published in 2007.
From 1999 to 2010 he worked as a system administrator for Helmholtz-Zentrum. From 2011 onwards he worked as a developer and administrator in the field of scientific collections and archives as well as facility management, managing among others the portal of scientific collections of the Humboldt University.
Office: Philippstr. 13, house 3, room 204 / attic floor