Born in Nuremberg, Germany, Octavian O. H. Stephan studied physics and biology at FAU-University Erlangen-Nuremberg. Since 2003 he has been working in his main occupation as a research-scientist whereby he received a Dr. rer. nat. degree in Biochemistry in 2010.
His field of expertise comprises protein-biochemistry and molecular biology particularly regarding cellular growth processes in a variety of diverse eukaryotic organisms (yeast, fungi, plants, and animals). His works on this research subject have been published in several prestigious scientific journals. GO TO SCIENCE
At young age he developed his great enthusiasm for painting and drawing. He refined his exceptional talent over the years and thus autodidactically developed his figurative style. Today, besides his professional occupation as a scientist, he creates artworks during his spare time.
His paintings and illustrations, which are related to the art forms of ´Realism´ and ´Neue Sachlichkeit´, have been published and shown in several exhibitions.