I am interested in the interaction of plants and their microbiome. We investigate the fundamental questions how plants take influence on their root and rhizosphere microbiome and how these microbes contribute to plant growth and disease protection.
Education and Professional Experience
Since 2020: Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Basel, Switzerland
2018 - 2022: Group leader, Institute of Plant Science, University of Bern, Switzerland
2013 – 2018: Junior group leader, Division Agroecology and Environment, Agroscope, Switzerland
2010 – 2013: Postdoctoral researcher, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Germany
2009 – 2010: Postdoctoral researcher, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
2009: PhD in Plant Biology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland