Benno Brinkhaus (Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin) & Edna Bonhomme

Prof. Dr. med. Benno Brinkhaus is a specialist in internal medicine, additional qualification in naturopathy and acupuncture. He studied medicine in Vienna and Düsseldorf 1986-1993. Doctorate 1997. Habilitation 2007. Since 2009 university professor for naturopathy at the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin. Deputy Director of the Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Head of the Project Area Complementary and Integrative Medicine and the university outpatient clinic for naturopathy at Charité Campus Mitte.

Dr. Edna Bonhomme is a historian of science, culture writer, and editor based in Berlin, Germany. She writes feature articles, creative nonfiction, and book reviews. Her writing has appeared in Al Jazeera, The Atlantic, The Baffler, Esquire, Frieze, The Guardian, The London Review of Books, The Nation, WIRED, and other publications. A graduate of Princeton University’s Ph.D. program in History of Science , she holds awards and fellowships from the Max Planck Institute for History of Science, the Ludwig Maximilian Universität, the Camargo Foundation, and the Baldwin for the Arts. Edna’s book, A History of the World in Six Plagues, is forthcoming.