Research theme: Suppression of plant diseases by beneficial soil bacteria
Member of the steering committee of the Swiss Society for Phytiatry. President since 2003.
Tenured senior lecturer and research group leader (Maître d'enseignement et de recherche) at the Department of Fundamental Microbiology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
Senior research associate and group leader at the Institute of Plant Sciences, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Postdoc (OECD) at the Washington State University, Pullman, U.S.A.
Postdoc at the Institute of Phytomedicine, ETH Zürich, Switzerland.
PhD work at the Institute of Phytomedicine, ETH Zürich. Silver medal ETH for excellent thesis. Teaching certificate ETH for agricultural high schools (1988).
Studies in Agronomy at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich, Switzerland
Born on 14 Nov. 1960 in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Married, 2 children.
Practical courses in General Microbiology (4th semester, BSc, Biology)
Biosafety (6th semester, BSc bloc option BCM, Biology)
Host - pathogen interactions (7th semester, MSc option GBE, Biology)
Interactions between prokaryotes and eukaryotes: signals and molecular genetics (8th semester, MSc option GBE, Biology)
Student research projects and seminars (MSc option GBE, Biology)
On 10th April 2013, the renowned "Neue Zürcher Zeitung - NZZ" reported on some of our recent work in the article entitled "Bacteria in the soil: combat pests with natural enemies" (Bodenbakterien für die Landwirtschaft, Pflanzenschädlinge mit natürlichen Feinden bekämpfen).
nzz_20130410_0_0_58.pdf (266 Kb)