Dr. Ali Ertürk is director of the Helmholtz Institute for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (iTERM) in Munich, Germany (since 2019), P.I. at the Institute for Stroke and Dementia (ISD) at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich (since 2014) and Adjunct Professor at Rochester University in New York, NY, USA (since 2017). After his undergraduate studies at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey, he did his Ph.D. at the Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology in Munich, followed by a postdoc at Genentech in San Francisco, CA, USA. By combining biomedical research with artificial intelligence (AI) and nanotechnology, he and his team are constantly pushing the limits in neuroscience, cancer research, and tissue engineering. His lab develops technologies to image large biological tissues at cellular resolution to provide a holistic understanding of complex cellular mechanisms and networks. Among many honors and awards, he obtained the Rolf Becker Award (2020) and the ERC Consolidator Grant of the European Research Council (2020); he is researcher of the Cure Alzheimer’s Foundation (2019) and was awarded with the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung Award (2019). Besides doing breakthrough science he is also well known for his photography.