Ingrid Wünning Tschol received her PhD in Biology from the University of Tübingen Germany. From 1985 -1990 she did her postdoctoral research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge and State University of New York in Stony Brook, USA. Ingrid is Senior Vice President Strategy at the Robert Bosch Stiftung, Stuttgart. Further stations in her career include a director’s position at Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft in Bonn/Germany and the position of the Head of Medical Section at the European Science Foundation in Strasbourg/France. She serves on numerous national and international committees, including the Board of Trustees of the University of Ulm, the International Steering and Programme of the Next Einstein Forum (NEF, Africa, which she co-initiated), the Supervisory Board of the Euroscience Open Forum, the Food Security Advisory Board of the University of Hohenheim and the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Natural History, Berlin.