Professor, the University of Otago, Co-director, Genomics Aotearoa
Chief Scientific Officer, Agresearch
Axel is a biologist who specialised in immunology. He had worked on human transplantation and RNA- and dendritic cell-based cancer vaccines in Germany, New Zealand, and the USA before joining AgResearch‘s Animal Health Solutions Team in 2010.
Since 2023 Axel is AgResearch’s Chief Scientist and member of AgResearch’s Senior Leadership Team. His research is about providing solutions for animal health issues through understanding the immune system of animals and developing novel diagnostics and vaccines. He is also involved in research about how food can strengthen people’s immune system.