Cornelius Borck has been head of the Institute for the History of Medicine and Science Research at the University of Lübeck since 2007 and is spokesman for the Center for Cultural Studies Research there. After studying medicine, philosophy, religious studies and medical history in Hamburg, Heidelberg and Berlin, he was a Karl Schädler Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin from 1998 to 2001. From 2002 to 2004 he headed the research group “Writing Life. Media Technology and the Sciences of Life 1800-1900” at Bauhaus University Weimar, from 2004 to 2007 Professor and Canada Research Chair in Philosophy and Language of Medicine at McGill University in Montreal. His research interests include the contemporary history of medicine; brain research between media technology and neurophilosophy; human-machine relations in art and science; aesthetics and epistemology of the experiment. He is a member of the Academy of Sciences in Hamburg and was editor of the Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte from 2008 to 2018.