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Axel Trautwein, Ph.D.

Axel Trautwein, Ph.D., is Head of Small Molecules at Bayer AG, Crop Science Division. Small Molecules comprises chemistry, biology, biochemistry, analytics, formulation technology and data science functions to build a sustainable pipeline of effective and safe new active ingredients with insecticidal, nematicidal, fungicidal and herbicidal activity. Axel joined Bayer Central Research in 1999, working on life sciences, and moved to Bayer CropScience Research in 2002, subsequently joined Corporate Strategy before holding a variety of roles with increasing strategic responsibility in R&D in Germany and France, most recently, Head of Small Molecules Research.