People: Shire PLC (SHP.L)
18 Dec 2018
Prof. Dr. Andreas Busch, Ph D., serves as Chief Scientific Officer, Head - Research and Development of the Company. Dr. Busch is currently Head of Drug Discovery and a member of the Executive Committee for the Pharmaceuticals division of Bayer, where he leads a team of approximately 3,300 researchers. During his 13 years at Bayer, he has held roles of increasing responsibility within the company, including Senior Vice President, Head Discovery Europe at Bayer HealthCare and Executive Vice President, Global Head Drug Discovery. Dr. Busch was responsible for the Schering drug discovery integration, the overall R&D strategy and enforced the improvement of Bayer's research productivity. Prior to joining Bayer, Dr. Busch was Global Head of Cardiovascular Research at Hoechst and Sanofi-Aventis. Prior to that, he led independent research groups as a Heisenberg Fellow at the University of Tübingen and the Max-Planck-Institute for experimental Medicine in Göttingen. Dr. Busch is a member of several Supervisory and Scientific Boards, including the German Cancer Research Center, the University of Tübingen, the Max-Delbrück-Center and the Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Genetics. He also holds the title of Extraordinary Professor of Pharmacology at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University in Frankfurt, Germany. Dr. Busch received his license to practice Pharmacy and Ph D in Pharmacology from the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt. He is the author of some 400 publications and abstracts, and received the prestigious Sir Bernard Katz and Franz Volhard Awards for his work on renal and cardiac ion channels and transporters.
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