The geneticist Johannes Vogel has been Director General of the Museum für Naturkunde, Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Research Berlin and Professor of Biodiversity and Science Dialogue at the Humboldt University Berlin since 2012. He is President of the European Citizen Science Association and advises the European Commission and German Government. With a natural history collection of over 30 million objects, the museum is one of the largest research museums in the world. It attracts up to 800,000 visitors annually. Its vision is to promote scientific and social dialogue and to encourage action for nature and democracy.