Bernhard Preim was born in 1969 in Magdeburg, Germany. He received the diploma in computer science in 1994 (minor in mathematics) and a Ph.D. in 1998 from the Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg. In 1999 he moved to Bremen where he joined the staff of MeVis. In close collaboration with radiologists and surgeons he directed the work on "computer-aided planning in liver surgery". In June 2002 he received the Habilitation degree (venia legendi) for computer science from the University of Bremen. Since Mars 2003 he is full professor for "Visualization" at the computer science department at the Otto-von-Guericke-University of Magdeburg, heading a research group which is focussed on medical visualization and applications in surgical education and surgery planning. He authored several textbooks: "Entwicklung interaktiver Systeme" (1999), "Visualization in Medicine" (Co-author Dirk Bartz, 2007), "Interaktive Systeme" (Co-author: R. Dachselt, 2010) and "Visual Computing in Medicine" (Co-author: C. Botha, 2013).