Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2011
    Head research group "Ecological Plant Protection in Arable Crops", Agroscope, Zurich, Switzerland

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

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

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

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

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

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

Selected publications

  • A complete publication list can be obtained upon request.

  • Gimeno A, Kägi A, Drakopoulos D, Bänziger I, Lehmann E, Forrer HR, Keller B, *Vogelgsang S (2020) From laboratory to the field: biological control of Fusarium graminearum on infected maize crop residues. Journal of Applied Microbiology:

  • Drakopoulos D, Kägi A, Gimeno A, Six J, Jenny E, Forrer HR, Muas T, Meca G, *Vogelgsang S (2020). Prevention of Fusarium head blight infection and mycotoxins in wheat with cut-and-carry biofumigation and botanicals. Field Crops Research:

  • Drakopoulos D, Luz C, Torrijos R, Meca G, Weber P, Bänziger I, Voegele RT, Six J, *Vogelgsang S (2019) Controlling Fusarium graminearum throughout its entire life cycle using botanicals: an in vitro approach. Phytopathology:

  • Gimeno A, Sohlberg E, Pakula T, Keller B, Laitila A, *Vogelgsang S (2019) TaqMan qPCR for quantification of Clonostachys rosea used as a biological control agent against Fusarium graminearum. Frontiers in Microbiology:

  • *Vogelgsang S, Beyer M, Pasquali M, Jenny E, Musa T, Bucheli TD, Wettstein FE, Forrer HR (2019) An eight-year survey of wheat shows distinctive effects of cropping factors on different Fusarium species and associated mycotoxins. European Journal of Agronomy:

  • Schöneberg T, Kibler K, Sulyok M, Musa T, Bucheli TD, Mascher F, Bertossa M, Voegele RT, *Vogelgsang S (2018) Can plant phenolic compounds reduce Fusarium growth and mycotoxin production in cereals? Food Additives & Contaminants, Part A:

  • Schöneberg T, Kibler K, FE Wettstein, Bucheli TD, Forrer HR, Musa T, Mascher F, Bertossa M, Keller B, *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 Pathology: https//

  • Schöneberg T, Musa T, Forrer HR, Mascher F, Bucheli TD, Bertossa M, Keller B, *Vogelgsang S (2018) Infection conditions of Fusarium graminearum in barley are variety specific and different from those in wheat. European Journal of Plant Pathology:

  • Martin C, Schöneberg T, Vogelgsang S, Mendes Ferreira CS, Morisoli R, Bertossa M, Bucheli TD, Mauch-Mani B, Mascher F (2018) Responses of oat grains to Fusarium poae and F. langsethiae infections and mycotoxin contaminations. Toxins 10:

  • Schöneberg T, Jenny E, Wettstein FE, Bucheli TD, Mascher F, Bertossa M, Musa T, Seifert K, Gräfenhan T, Keller B, *Vogelgsang S (2018) Occurrence of Fusarium species and mycotoxins in Swiss oats – Impact of cropping factors. European Journal of Agronomy 92: 123-132

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), 2016 – 2020

  • 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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