Ralf Nauen is an insect toxicologist/biochemist working on functional (toxico)genomics, molecular entomology, fundamental and applied aspects of insecticide/acaricide mode of action, selectivity, and detoxification, as well as biochemical and molecular mechanisms of insecticide resistance and its management. He received his PhD from the University of Portsmouth (UK) and is a Bayer Distinguished Science Fellow. In 2013 he was awarded Fellowship of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) and in 2014 he received the prestigious American Chemical Society International Award for Research in Agrochemicals, in recognition of his outstanding and influential research into insecticide and acaricide modes of action and resistance. In 2021 he received the ESA Physiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology (PBT) Section Award. He authored more than 250 scientific papers/book chapters with more than 24,000 citations. He received the Highly Cited Researcher award by the Web of Science 2018-2021. He is appointed Visiting Professor by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS, Beijing, China) and lecturer in molecular entomology at the University of Bonn (Germany).