Henning Kayser is Allotrope Program Manager at Bayer supporting R&D functions –in particular analytic labs and scientific development- unlocking their potential by making scientific data accessible applying standards and leveraging global IT systems. Being a chemist by training (RWTH Aachen University) he is a recognized expert in lab digitalization combining IT and scientific aspects synergistically. As part of this role he is member of Allotrope Foundation’s Leadership Team on behalf of Bayer and putting Allotrope's vision of an smart analytical laboratory into practice.
Being a founding member of the Allotrope Foundation - granted the 2017 Bio-IT World Best Practice Award in Knowledge Management - Bayer is implementing strategically the Allotrope Framework to escort scientific data throughout its complete lifecycle from method development over acquisition, processing, reporting, archiving to submission, using a common set of standard tools. Allotrope aims to make the intelligent analytical laboratory a reality – an automated laboratory where data, methods and hardware components are seamlessly shared between disparate platforms, and where one-click reports can be produced using data generated on any analytical instrument. Allotrope's vision of an intelligent analytical laboratory is realized through the creation of an open "ecosystem" in collaboration and consultation with vendors and the analytical community. Herein tangible examples how this became already reality at Bayer and partners will shape our future lab environment will be presented.