Bettina Bock von Wülfingen is a cultural historian of the life sciences, currently working on her project on color in scientific images. After completing her second thesis (the Habilitation) with a book titled Economies and the Cell: Conception and Heredity, 1900 and 2000, she became an associate professor at the Institute for Cultural History and Theory at the Humboldt-University Berlin (HU). Since then Bettina has held diverse guest professorships, and from 2014 to 2018 she was a researcher at the Cluster of Excellence “Image Knowledge Gestaltung” at the HU. Her PhD dissertation dealt with the change of the notion of health under the influence of assisted reproductive technologies (Genetisierung der Zeugung, 2007).
In addition to authoring many other publications in the history of science, she is editor of several anthologies on images in the sciences. The first, Traces: Generating What Was There (de Gruyter, 2017), was on the material capture of scientific proof in visual form; her most recent book is Color in the Sciences: Visualizing Achromatic Knowledge (de Gruyter, forthcoming).