Susanne Vogelgsang obtained a Diploma in Agrobiology from the University of Hohenheim, Germany, in 1994, and a PhD in Plant Science (Weed Biology/Plant Pathology) from McGill University, Canada, in 1998. Between 1998 and 1999, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Université de Fribourg (Switzerland) and between 2000 and 2001 as a visiting scientist at the Pacific Forestry in British Columbia (Canada). Between 2001 and 2003, Susanne worked as a Technology Transfer Officer for the NCCR Plant Survival in Neuchâtel (Switzerland).
Since 2011, she is head of the research group “Ecological Plant Protection in Arable Crops” at Agroscope in Zurich, Switzerland.
In 2014, Susanne was nominated to be a member of AcademiaNet, a database with profiles of ‘Leading Women Scientists’
Susanne’s major research interests are:
- Development of sustainable cropping systems to control plant diseases in arable crops;
- 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.