Dr Michiel van Lookeren

Campagne Head of Biology Research Syngenta

Michiel van Lookeren Campagne received his MSc in Biology, followed by a PhD in Developmental Biology from Leiden University in the Netherlands for studying the development of cellular slime molds. He then spent five years in New York, USA starting as post-doc and ending as Assistant Professor at Columbia University working on signal transduction in cancer. In 1993 he returned to the Netherlands, where he started working on plant development at Plant Research International in Wageningen. In 1999 he moved to industry and joined Aventis CropScience (now Bayer CropScience) starting as Team Leader Reproductive Biology, and ending as Head of Research for Bayer CropScience - BioScience. In 2009 Michiel joined Syngenta as Head of Biotechnology, based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA. In 2014 he was appointed Head Biology Research for Syngenta, based in RTP.