Dr. Bernd Blobel studied Mathematics, Technical Cybernetics and Electronics, Bio-Cybernetics, Physics, Medicine and Informatics at the University of Magdeburg and other universities in the former GDR. He received his PhD in Physics with a neurophysiological study. Furthermore, he performed the Habilitation (qualification as university professor) in Medicine and Informatics. He was Head of the Institute for Biometrics and Medical Informatics at the University of Magdeburg, before he moved as Head of the Health Telematics Project Group to the Institute for Integrated Circuits of the Fraunhofer Society in Erlangen. Thereafter, he acted until his retirement as Head of the German National eHealth Competence Center at the University of Regensburg. He was German Representative to many SDOs such as HL7, ISO, CEN, OMG, SNOMED, etc., also chairing the national mirror groups. He is Fellow of several international academies, and published more than 600 papers and published/edited many books.