Born 1958, Dr Ingrid Wünning Tschol received her PhD in Biology from the University of Tübingen Germany. Between 1985 -1990 she conducted postdoctoral research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge and State University of New York in Stony Brook, USA. Further stations in her career were Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft in Bonn/Germany and Head of Medical Section at the European Science Foundation in Strasbourg/France.
Currently she is Senior Vice President at Robert Bosch Stiftung, Stuttgart/Germany. She belongs to numerous Advisory Boards, both in Germany and in Europe. She was Vice-Chairman of the ESOF 2006 Steering Committee and Co- Chair of ESOF 2008/ ESOF2010 and ESOF 2012. She is Vice Chair of the European Research Area Board (ERAB), an independent Board which advises the EU Commissioner with regard to ERA and the Framework Programmes.