Plans to promote German research excellence come under fire
Since 1999, Quirin has written for Nature about science and related policy in Germany, the European Union, Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. He is particularly interested in climate, oceanography, fisheries and the Earth sciences. Before joining Nature, Quirin worked as a cartographer. He graduated in geography, statistics and economics from the University of Munich.
Critics say selection process for high-stakes funding programme is flawed.