Bart Markvoort was born in 1973 in Utrecht, The Netherlands. He attended the Scholengemeenschap Augustinianum, in Eindhoven, where he obtained his Gymnasium diploma in 1991. From 1991 he studied applied physics at the Eindhoven University of Technology. In April 1997 he graduated in the Theoretical Physics group under supervision of Prof. Thijs Michels on the subject of small angle x-ray scattering on asphaltenes, a project performed at the Shell Research and Technology Centre Amsterdam. After his graduation, he started his Ph.D. work in the Parallel Systems group of the Computer Science department at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, supervised by Prof. Peter Hilbers, on a project about the application of wavelets to speed up electronic structure calculations. From September 1st, 2001, Bart continued his research as a research fellow and teacher within the BioModeling and bioInformatics group of the Biomedical Engineering department at the same university. Together with Koen Pieterse he set up the molecular simulations group. The emphasis of this group is on the simulation of membranes and membrane proteins. From September 2005, he continued his work as a postdoc in the group of Prof. Rutger van Santen. In September 2006 he was appointed as assistant professor, heading the previously mentioned molecular simulations group. As of 2010 he is also a member of the Institute for Complex Molecular Systems at the same university. On the first of April 2013 he moved to Cambridge, USA, as a visiting professor at the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics at Harvard University.