Lennart was raised in a small town in East-Westphalia, Germany. As he didn’t quite fit with the reserved people of Westphalia, he went to Bremen to study Physics. Bremen turned out equally reserved, leading him finally to outgoing Montréal, QC, Canada. Here he combined theory and experiment during his PhD in Physiology (McGill University). Having gotten a taste for the borderland between experiments and theory, he worked as a postdoc at the Center for Systems Biology, the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, as well as the Max Planck Institute for the Physis of Complex Systems in Dresden, Germany. In 2018, Lennart accepted a call as Junior Professor at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, opening a lab that spans wet work, advanced microscopy, and theoretical biophysics. Lennart has also created various conventional, new media, and performance artworks to convey the beauty of math-bio-physical systems in an intuitive manner.
If you want more of a longer and personal background, head over to the interview series Portrait of Science. Magda Gonciarz runs the series, asked Lennart a number of interview questions, and took the photo above.