Axel Brockmann is Senior Scientist and Associate Professor at the National Centre for Biological Sciences – Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (NCBS-TIFR), Bengaluru, India.
He did his PhD at the University of Bremen (Germany), and postdoctoral studies at the University of Würzburg (Germany) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA). His lab studies molecular mechanisms underlying time memory and honey bee dance communication. In addition, they have started comparative studies on the biology and behaviour of Asian honey bees including Apis dorsata (honeybeelab.weebly.com). Together with colleagues from other Indian research institutions, he founded the Indian Pollinator Initiative (https://twitter.com/IndiaPollinator). He acts as an adviser to the documentary film project “Colonies in Conflict” by filmmaker Rajani Mani.