Christoph Then is a qualified veterinary surgeon who has been working for over 15 years in the field of biotechnology. From 1992 until 1998 he coordinated the No Patent On Life! campaign in Germany. He worked from 1995 until 1998 as an expert advisor on agriculture and genetic engineering for the Green Party in the Bavarian Landtag (legislative assembly in a German state). From 1999 until 2007 he was Greenpeace Germany’s expert on agriculture, genetic engineering and consumer affairs. Periodically he coordinated Greenpeace’s EU activities in connection with the risk assessment of genetically engineered plants.
Christoph Then is advisor to the Gen-ethischen Netzwerk network (Berlin) and a member of the Gesellschaft fuer Oekologische Forschung (Society of Ecological Research Association) based in Munich.
Christoph Then also acts as a Coordinator for the Coalition "No Patents on Seeds" and is a special adviser for Greenpeace on this issue.