|Dr. Matthias Gottwald|
has been Head of R&D Policy and Networking at Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals since 2007, being responsible for the interaction with the political environment on R&D related issues, consortia management and publicly funded activities. He received a PhD in microbiology at Georg-August University in Goettingen (Germany). His professional career started in 1986 as head of a microbiology lab in preclinical research at Schering AG, followed by several management positions in R&D at Schering AG and Bayer Healthcare including Global Information Services.