Matthias Hentze is Director of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and Co-Director of the Molecular Medicine Partnership Unit (MMPU) in Heidelberg (Germany). As EMBL Director, Matthias advises and works closely with EMBL’s Director General and supports her representing EMBL as an international scientific research, training and service organisation. He promotes aspects of EMBL’s public engagement and communication strategy, generating visibility and positive awareness of the Laboratory. The Director oversees the areas Resource Development and Alumni Relations, and is supported by the Director's Office.
Nik is Lead Partner at More Partnership, and works with organisations around the world to advance their ambitions through alumni and corporate engagement, and wider fundraising programmes. This has recently included universities (e.g. Trinity College Dublin, University of Oxford and University of Pretoria), charities (e.g. the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund and the New Zealand Link Foundation) and large employers (e.g. KPMG, Linklaters and the BBC). He has also worked with a range of scientific institutes, including IRB and CRG in Barcelona, and the Wellcome Trust; and has been an advisor to EMBL Alumni Relations since 2015.
Nik has a keen interest in social equality, and is Chief Executive of the Bridge Group, based at King’s College London - the charity advises government and a wide range of international organisations. He is also a trustee of the UNITE Foundation (which is disbursing over £9m to support care leavers to enter higher education)) and a Research Associate and Fellow at the University of York. Nik was awarded the CASE Crystal Apple award for teaching excellence in 2020.
Bruce Bernstein joined CASE as executive director, CASE Europe in February 2018.
In his role, Bernstein has lead CASE Europe and help move CASE strategic priorities forward as outlined in the CASE Strategic Plan.
Bernstein previously worked in CASE Europe from 2002 to 2008 as the director of business development. He has also worked as a fundraiser for the University of Chicago Development Office, with the Aga Khan University in London and the Tate Museum. Bernstein was also a CASE volunteer when he worked for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.