Johannes Vogel is General Director of the Museum for Natural History Berlin, Chair of the European Citizen Science Association and the Open Science Policy Platform of the EU from 2016-18. His research has focused on evolutionary biology and citizen science. His interests include developing dynamic, adaptive, entrepreneurial scientific organizations, and creating and sustaining robust knowledge communities and public engagement with science. He received a Ph.D. in the Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge and the Department of Botany, Natural History Museum, London, where he went on to become Keeper of Botany.