Dr. Bauer is a graduate of Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt (Biology) and holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology.
After spending four years as a research scientist at the Nestlé Research Center in Lausanne, Dr. Bauer joined the R&D Center of Lesaffre International, the world leader in the baker’s yeast market, where he was Head of the Molecular Biology and Genetics Team. In 2000 he joined Axaron Bioscience AG in Heidelberg, a joint venture of BASF and Lynx Therapeutics from where he moved on to Gentana GmbH, a biotech company providing gene expression analysis services based on its proprietary technology platform. After acting as CEO of Gentana for two years, Dr. Bauer joined EMBL Enterprise Management Technology Transfer GmbH, a 100% subsidiary of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory as Business Development Manager. As of May 2011 he is appointed as Deputy Managing Director of EMBLEM and responsible for Business Development. Dr. Bauer is alumnus of the Chemical Industry Fund within the German Chemical Industry Association and the St. Gallen Business School. He serves as board member of different companies, associations and consortia.