Ingolf Bernhardt was born 1952 in Wurzen (GDR). He received a Diploma in physics (from Lomonossov University, Moscow) in 1977, in parallel studies of biology and specialisation in biophysics. From 1977 to 2000, he had been working on the Humboldt University in Berlin, to the highest position: as a reader in biophysics. He received a Ph.D. degree in 1981, and a Habilitation D.S. degree in 1986. He moved to the Saarland University in Saarbruecken in 2000 to serve as the Head of the Central Isotope Laboratory and of the Research Group in biophysics. He achieved a professorship in biophysics in 2002. His main research topics include physiological and biophysical processes in red blood cells, ion transport across biological membranes, dynamic processes in membranes, and interaction of nanoparticles with membranes. He obtained research grants from DFG, EC, and others; travel grants from DAAD for foreign visitors. From 2003 to 2007, he had been the president of the European Association for Red Cell Research (EARCR). He also works on scientific collaboration with groups of the Oxford University (UK), University of Pavia (Italy), CNRS Institute Roscoff (France), and a variety of Universities in Russia (Moscow, Rostov (Don), Blagoveschensk).
Biography Updated on 6 February 2012