Professor and Chair of Proteomics, Technical University, Munich, Germany
Bernhard Kuster is a chemist by training and obtained is PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Oxford. He did a PostDoc funded by an EMBO long-term fellowship at the EMBL in Heidelberg and the University of Southern Denmark in Odense. After seven years as VP Analytical Sciences and Informatics at the biotech firm Cellzome (now GSK), he became Full Professor and Chair of Proteomics at the Technical University of Munich in 2007. Bernhard is a Carl von Linde Senior Fellow of the TUM Institute for Advanced Study and has received a number of awards in recognition of his contributions to science, including the Discovery in Proteomic Sciences Award of HUPO. His team of biochemists and bioinformaticians was recently awarded an ERC Advanced Grant to research how cancer drugs actually work. Bernhard has also co-founded two start-up companies that operate in the area of proteomics and artificial intelligence.