Sebastian Nerz

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Sebastian Nerz
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Personal details
Born (1983-07-13) 13 July 1983 (age 36)
Reutlingen, Baden-Württemberg
Nationality Germany
Political partyChristian Democratic Union (2001-2009)

Pirate Party Germany (2009-2014)

Free Democratic Party (2015-)
Alma materUniversity of Tübingen
ProfessionBioinformatician
Website(German) Personal website

Sebastian Matthias Nerz (born 13 July 1983) is a German politician and bioinformatician. He was the leader of the Pirate Party Germany (Piratenpartei Deutschland) from May 2011 to April 2012.[1][2] He left the Pirate Party Germany in February 2014.[3][4] He has since joined the Free Democratic Party.[5]

Biography[change | change source]

Nerz is the son of the physicians Rolf-Dieter and Christiane Uta Nerz, née Fiedler. He finished his high school education at Geschwister-Scholl-Schule in 2002.[6] Nerz began his studies of bioinformatics at University of Tübingen in 2003 after finishing his mandatory civil service. In 2001 he became a member of the German Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in Tübingen, which he left in 2009.[7][8] In June 2009 before the German federal election, he joined the Pirate Party, becoming a board member of its then newly founded Tübingen district assembly (German: Bezirksverband Tübingen). He also became the coordinator for regional politics in the Baden-Württemberg party association. From April 2010 to May 2011 he was the head of the regional party association. In 2010, he graduated with a diploma in bioinformatics. Nerz was elected the head of the party in May 2011.[9] He was succeeded by Bernd Schlömer on April 28, 2012.[2] Nerz left the Pirate Party Germany in February 2014.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Sebastian Nerz ist neuer Vorsitzender der Piratenpartei Deutschland (German)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Bernd Schlömer neuer Vorsitzender der Piratenpartei Deutschland" (in German). 28 April 2012. Retrieved 28 April 2012.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Sebastian Nerz verlässt die Piratenpartei, Schwäbisches Tagblatt, 25 February 2014
  4. 4.0 4.1 Austrittswelle in der Piratenpartei
  5. "Sebastian Nerz: Die FDP hat wieder ihren Kern gefunden". Zeit Online. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  6. Persönliche Kurz-Vita (German),
  7. Piratenpartei kämpft um ihre Glaubwürdigkeit (German), Handelsblatt, May 15, 2011.
  8. Warum CDU, Wiki Pirate Party Germany, Retrieved 16 November 2011.
  9. Persönliche Kurz-Vita (German)

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