Dr. Michael Krohn

Executive Vice President,
Head of Research & Development

Dr. Michael Krohn, born in 1963, studied biology and graduated in molecular biology with a PhD from the Heinrich-Heine University (HHU) Duesseldorf, Germany, and did his postdoctoral training at the Max-Planck Institute for Immunology in Freiburg with focus on molecular and cell biology.

Dr. Michael Krohn started his industrial career at BRAIN AG as a project manager in 1997. In 2001 he took over the management of the BioActives & Performance Biologicals technology unit. In this position he was responsible for the research and development of bioactive ingredients mainly for the food and cosmetic industries for industrial applications and products. In addition, his responsibilities included contract research in cooperation with national and international partners, the development of proprietary technologies as well as business development on a national and international level in the field of functional ingredients for B2B markets. Furthermore, Dr. Krohn was responsible for the implementation and overall coordination of the strategic industrial alliance “Natural Life Excellence Network 2020” (NatLifE 2020), initiated by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

In 2013 Dr. Michael Krohn became member of the executive committee at BRAIN and has meanwhile 20 years’ professional experience in Industrial Biotechnology. In March 2019, he took over the position as Head of Research & Development and is thus responsible for the entire research and development division of BRAIN AG.

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