Leaves from Aesculus hippocastanum

Research interests


Curriculum vitae

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Curriculum vitae

Job experiences
Head of the Renewable Energy Section at the Swiss Federal Office of Energy in Berne. Since September 2011.

Secretary General of the Swiss Electricity Commission ElCom in Berne. 2007-2011.

One-year fellowship in Science Politics at the Swiss Parliament in Berne. This scholarship was supported by the Foundation for Scientific and Political Scholarships. Through the scholarship, young academics can get a close-up experience of the political processes in the Swiss parliament. The members of Parliament, on the other hand, are offered the services of neutral experts. 2006-2007.

Research assistant at the Institute of Systematic Botany. 2002-2006. This position included:

- Own and collaborative research: molecular analyses in the labs, bioinformatics, field work and literature work
- Supervision and training of diploma students and lab technicians
- Oral and poster presentations at international research conferences (mainly USA)
- Preparation and presentation of lectures and kolloquia for advanced students
- Organisation of exhibitions and guided tours for the Botanic Garden of the University

Research associate at the Institute of Plant Sciences with Prof. Nikolaus Amrhein at the ETH Zurich. Research on the role of the ß-oxidation in the jasmonic acid biosynthesis in Arabidopsis thaliana. 2001-2002.

System manager and programmer of a DEC VAX/VMS cluster at the Swiss Post company (Kreispostdirektion Zürich).
Special award for extraordinary performances. 1990-1995.

Ph.D. (Dr. sc. nat.) at University of Zurich, Institute of Systematic Botany with Prof. Elena Conti. Rated with grade 6. 2002-2006.

Diploma (Dipl. natw. ETH) at the ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) in General Biology, with final exams in Biochemistry, Molecular Genetics, Cell Biology, Microbiology and Plant Physiology. Diploma thesis "Charakterisierung einer Calcium-abhängigen Proteinkinase LeCPK1 aus Lycopersicon esculentum" at the Institute of Plant Sciences with Prof. Nikolaus Amrhein. Rated with grade 6. 2001.

Main studies in General Biology at the ETH Zurich. 1999-2001.

Basic studies in Biology at University of Zurich (Irchel campus). 1997-1999.

Matura Typus B (with Latin) at the Kantonale Maturitätsschule für Erwachsene Zürich. 1994-1997.

Internal IT training (system management and programming) at the Swiss Post company. 1986-1990.

Commercial training at the Swiss Post company. 1986-1989.

Other interests
I have a general interest in classical music and play different recorders (flauto dolce). I also like hiking and mountaineering in the Alps and taking photographs. Enjoy a few botanical pictures!