Speaker and session chair
Dr. Susanne Vogelgsang obtained a Diploma in Agrobiology (Plant Protection, Physiology, Ecology, Horticulture, University of Hohenheim, Germany, 1994) and a PhD in Plant Science (Weed Biology/Plant Pathology, McGill University, Canada, 1998).
Between 1998-1999, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) and between 2000-2001 a visiting scientist at the Pacific Forestry Centre, in British Columbia, Canada.
Between 2001 and 2003 she worked as a Technology Transfer Officer for the NCCR Plant Survival in Neuchâtel (Switzerland).
At Agroscope in Zurich (Switzerland, she is head of the research group "Ecological Plant Protection in Arable Crops". She also coordinates the Swiss Mycotoxin Research & Extension Network.
Her major professional interests are:
- the development of sustainable cropping systems to control plant diseases in arable crops
- the utilisation of surveys and forecasting systems to develop strategies to avoid pests and diseases
- biological control and use of botanicals or thermal treatments to limit plant diseases in cereals and potatoes