Short CV/Education and training

  • 1994
    Diploma Agrobiology (Plant Protection, Physiology, Ecology, Horticulture), University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany

  • 1998
    PhD Plant Science (Weed Biology/Plant Pathology), McGill University, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue (Montréal), QC, Canada

  • 1998 – 1999
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Epidemiology of a rust pathogen, Université de Fribourg, Switzerland

  • 2000 – 2001
    Visiting Scientist, Management of forestry weeds with fungal pathogens, Pacific Forestry Centre, Victoria, BC, Canada

  • 2001 – 2003
    Technology Transfer and Equal Opportunity Officer, NCCR Plant Survival, Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland

  • Since 2003
    Research Scientist (Plant Pathology), Agroscope, Zurich, Switzerland

  • Since 2011
    Head research group "Ecological Plant Protection in Arabale crops", Agroscope, Zurich, Switzerland

Selected publications

  • Peer-reviewed (2009 – 2016; an updated and complete publication list may be obtained from S. Vogelgsang upon request):

  • Pasquali M, 30 co-authors, Vogelgsang S (2016) A European database of Fusarium graminearum and F. culmorum trichothecene genotypes. Frontiers in Microbiology, 7:

  • Schöneberg T, Martin C, Wettstein FE, Bucheli TD, Mascher F, Bertossa M, Musa T, Keller B, Vogelgsang S (2016) Fusarium and mycotoxin spectra in Swiss barley are affected by various cropping techniques. Food Additives and Contaminants, Part A, 33: 1608-1619

  • Schöneberg A, Musa T, Voegele RT, Vogelgsang (2015) The potential of antagonistic fungi for control of Fusarium graminearum and Fusarium crookwellense varies depending on the experimental approach. Applied Microbiology, 118: 1165-1179

  • Forrer HR, Musa T, Schwab F, Jenny E, Bucheli TD, Wettstein FE, Vogelgsang S (2014) Fusarium head blight control and prevention of mycotoxin contamination in wheat with botanicals and tannic acid. Toxins, 6: 830-84

  • Vogelgsang S, Bänziger I, Krebs H, Legro RJ, Sanchez-Sava V, Forrer HR (2013) Control of Microdochium majus in winter wheat with botanicals – from laboratory to the field. Plant Pathology, 62: 1020-1029

  • Schenzel J, Forrer HR, Vogelgsang S, Hungerbuehler K, Bucheli TD (2012) Mycotoxins in the environment: I. Production and emission from an agricultural test field. Environmental Science & Technology, 46: 13067-13075

  • Schenzel J, Forrer HR, Vogelgsang S, Bucheli TD (2012) Development, validation and application of a multi-mycotoxin method for the analysis of whole wheat plants. Mycotoxin Research 28: 135-147

  • Dorn B, Forrer HR, Jenny E, Wettstein FE, Bucheli TD, Vogelgsang S (2011) Fusarium species complex and mycotoxins in grain maize from a multiyear maize hybrid trial and from grower's fields. Journal of Applied Microbiology 111: 693-706

  • Eckard S, Wettstein FE, Forrer HR, Vogelgsang S (2011) Incidence of Fusarium species and mycotoxins in silage maize. Toxins 3: 949-967

  • Vogelgsang S, Enkerli J, Jenny E, Roffler S, Widmer F (2011) Characterization of Fusarium poae microsatellite markers on strains from Switzerland and other countries. Journal of Phytopathology 159: 197-200

  • Vogelgsang S, Hecker A, Musa T, Dorn B, Forrer HR (2011) On-farm experiments over five years in a grain maize – winter wheat rotation: Effect of maize residue treatments on Fusarium graminearum infection and deoxynivalenol contamination in wheat. Mycotoxin Research 27: 81-96

  • Dorn B, Forrer HR, Schürch S, Vogelgsang S (2009) Fusarium species complex on maize in Switzerland: occurrence, prevalence, impact, and mycotoxins in commercial hybrids under natural infection. European Journal of Plant Pathology 125: 51-61

  • Vogelgsang S, Widmer F, Jenny E, Enkerli J (2009) Characterisation of novel Fusarium graminearum microsatellite markers in different Fusarium species from various countries. European Journal of Plant Pathology 123: 477-482

Selected projects

  • "MycoKey": Integrated and innovative key actions for mycotoxin management in the food and feed chain (Horizon 2020 project, European Commission), since May 2016

  • Avoidance of mycotoxins in arable crops (Agroscope project, Swiss Federal Office of Agriculture), since 2014

  • Are healthy cereals safe cereals? Ensuring the resistance of small grain cereals to Fusarium diseases (HEALTHY & SAFE) (Swiss National Science Foundation), since 2013

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Canadian Phytopathological Society

  • Swiss Society for Phytiatry

  • German Phytomedical Society

  • Society for Mycotoxin Research

  • International Society for Mycotoxicology

  • Associate Editor Toxins, since 2014

  • Associate Editor European Journal of Plant Pathology, since 2007

  • Regular reviewer for international journals, e.g. Food Additives and Contaminants, Mycology, Plant Pathology etc.

  • Invited expert for the scientific evaluation committee of Le Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la nature et les technologies, Canada, 2001 – 2006

Additional qualifications

  • European, Canadian & US Patent (application filed EU: 20.12.2012, CAN & USA: 16.12.2013) – Vogelgsang S, Forrer HR, Krebs H (appl. no's EU: EP12198782.0, CAN: 2,836,966, USA: 14/107,479): "Method and composition for controlling fungal phytopathogens"

  • US Patent (2005) – Shamoun SF & Vogelgsang S (no. 6913920):

    "Culture, formulation, and delivery technique of Valdensinia heterodoxa for use as a biological control agent of salal (Gaultheria shallon)"


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