Bernard Kleine studied Physics and Biophysics in Gießen, Germany. His major fields of activity are Image Analysis, Photometry, and Microscopy. He joined Leica 1983 as software application specialist. Bernard introduced the first image analysis systems within Leica Microsystems. From 1996 until 2016 he was Product Manger for Life Science Research Inverted Microscopes. Since January 2016 he is retired.