Peter MaienfischResearch Portfolio Manager Insect Control & Seedcare at Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Peter Maienfisch holds the role as Research Portfolio Manager Insect Control & Seedcare at Syngenta Crop Protection AG in Switzerland. In this role he is responsible to define the research strategies and to govern all insecticide, nematicide and seedcare research projects across technologies.
Furthermore he works as Honorary Professor at the East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), Shanghai, China, and as lecturer at the University of Basel, Switzerland.
Previously he held a number of different leadership functions in Crop Protection research including Group Leader Insecticide Chemistry, Analytics & Automation at Syngenta, Head of Chemistry in Crop Protection Research at Novartis and Group Leader in Insecticide Research at Ciba.
His track record of innovation and successful introduction of new technologies includes authorship of more than 200 scientific papers and patents. Furthermore he is the inventor of thiamethoxam (Actara®, Cruiser®, one of the leading insecticides world-wide with annual sales of more that 1 billion $), and a co-organizer of many international congresses, including IUPAC Crop Protection congresses.