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 Arable Crops", Agroscope, Zurich, Switzerland

Selected publications

  • Peer-reviewed (2009 – 2019; an updated and complete publication list may be obtained from S. Vogelgsang upon request):

  • Gimeno A et al., *Vogelgsang S (2019) TaqMan qPCR for quantification of Clonostachys rosea used as a biological control agent against Fusarium graminearum. Frontiers Microbiology: in press

    *Vogelgsang S et al. (2019) An eight-year survey of wheat shows distinctive effects of cropping factors on different Fusarium species and associated mycotoxins. Eur J Agron 105: 62-77

    Schöneberg T et al., *Vogelgsang S (2018) Can plant phenolic compounds reduce Fusarium growth and mycotoxin production in cereals? Food Add Contam, Part A 35: 2455-2470

    Schöneberg T et al., *Vogelgsang S (2018) Influence of temperature, humidity duration and growth stage on the infection and mycotoxin production by Fusarium langsethiae and Fusarium poae in oats. Plant Pathol 68: 173-184

    Schöneberg T et al., *Vogelgsang S (2018) Infection conditions of Fusarium graminearum in barley are variety specific and different from those in wheat. Eur J Plant Pathol 151: 975-989

    Schöneberg T et al., *Vogelgsang S (2018) Occurrence of Fusarium species and mycotoxins in Swiss oats – Impact of cropping factors. Eur J Agron 92: 123-132

    Forrer HR, Vogelgsang S, Musa T (2017) Botanicals and phosphonate show potential to replace copper for control of Potato Late Blight. Journal of Fungi 3: 65 https://doi.org/10.3390/jof3040065

    *Vogelgsang S et al. (2017) Fusarium mycotoxins in Swiss wheat: A survey of growers’ samples between 2007 and 2014 shows strong year and minor

    geographic effects. Toxins 9: 246-264

    Walder F, Schlaeppi K, Wittwer R, Held AY, Vogelgsang S, van der Heijden MGA (2017) Community profiling of Fusarium in combination with other plant-associated fungi in different crop species using SMRT sequencing. Frontiers in Plant Science 8: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2017.02019

    Pasquali M et al., *Vogelgsang S (2016) A European database of Fusarium graminearum and F. culmorum trichothecene genotypes. Frontiers in Microbiology 7: http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2016.00406

    Schöneberg T et al., *Vogelgsang S (2016) Fusarium and mycotoxin spectra in Swiss barley are affected by various cropping techniques. Food Add Contam, Part A 33: 1608-1619

    Schöneberg A et al., *Vogelgsang (2015) The potential of antagonistic fungi for control of Fusarium graminearum and Fusarium crookwellense varies depending on the experimental approach. Applied Microbiol 118: 1165-1179

    Forrer HR et al., *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 et al., Forrer HR (2013) Control of Microdochium majus in winter wheat with botanicals – from laboratory to the field. Plant Pathol 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. Environ Scie Technol 46: 13067-13075

    Dorn B et al., *Vogelgsang S (2011) Fusarium species complex and mycotoxins in grain maize from a multiyear maize hybrid trial and from grower's fields. J Appl Microbiol 111: 693-706

    Eckard S et al., *Vogelgsang S (2011) Incidence of Fusarium species and mycotoxins in silage maize. Toxins 3: 949-967

    *Vogelgsang S et sal. F (2011) Characterization of Fusarium poae microsatellite markers on strains from Switzerland and other countries. J Phytopathol 159: 197-200

    *Vogelgsang S et al. (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 et al., *Vogelgsang S (2009) Fusarium species complex on maize in Switzerland: occurrence, prevalence, impact, and mycotoxins in commercial hybrids under natural infection. Eur J Plant Pathol 125: 51-61

    *Vogelgsang S et al. (2009) Characterisation of novel Fusarium graminearum microsatellite markers in different Fusarium species from various countries. Eur J Plant Pathol 123: 477-482


Selected projects

  • "PestiRed": Reduction of pesticides in arable crops through innovative cropping measures” (Ressource project Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture), since 2019

  • "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), 2013-2018

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • International Oat Committee

  • 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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