Prof. Dr. Klaus Schläppi
Klaus Schläppi
Philosophisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Departement Umweltwissenschaften
FG Schläppi


Bernoullistrasse 30/32
4056 Basel

Tel. +41 61 207 23 10

Research Interests

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