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

  • 2011-2020:

    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

    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

    Martin C, Schöneberg T, Vogelgsang S, Vincent J, Bertossa M, Mauch-Mani B, Mascher F (2017) Factors of wheat grain resistance to Fusarium head blight. Phytopathologia Mediterranea

    *Vogelgsang S, Musa T, Bänziger I, Kägi A, Bucheli T, Wettstein F, Pasquali M, Forrer HR (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

    Schöneberg T, Martin C, Wettstein FE, Bucheli TB, 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 & Contaminants, Part A:

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

    Piec J, Pallez M, Beyer M, Vogelgsang S, Hoffmann L, Pasquali M (2016) The Luxembourg database of trichothecene type B F. graminearum and F. culmorum producers. Bioinformation 12: 1-3

    Schöneberg A, Musa T, Voegele RT, *Vogelgsang S (2015) The potential of antagonistic fungi for control of Fusarium graminearum and F. crookwellense varies depending on the experimental approach. Journal of 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: 830-849

    *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, Bucheli TD (2012) Development, validation and application of a multi-mycotoxin method for the analysis of whole wheat plants. Mycotoxin Research 28: 135-147

    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

    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

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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