Philipp started studying Molecular Biosciences at the Goethe University in Frankfurt. After he finished his Bachelor’s degree he proceeded studying Biochemistry at the same University. He successfully did an internship in Lisbon focusing on biophysics and molecular interactions before he worked as a technician in the Paul-Ehrlich-Institute in the research group of Professor Hildt. In 2019 Philipp started working in the group of Ivan Dikic as an intern, before he officially started his Ph.D. project. He moved on in 2020.