Andrea Corona-Ramirez

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PhD student

Office A221b

Phone: +41 32 718 22 64


Research Interest


I have been always fascinated by the huge impact that microbes have in the environment. Now, as a doctoral student in microbial ecology, I am interested in the biodiversity of bacterial spores in the environment and the different mechanism that bacteria use to survive harsh environmental conditions. We are trying to develop a non-destructive method to identify and isolate bacteria spores from environmental samples. This new method will allow us to explore non-standard models of sporulation.

A long-term goal for my research would be to use this knowledge to find an effective way to apply bio-controls in agriculture.





  • July 2018 - present PhD at the Laboratory of Microbiology, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

Subject title “Unveiling Bacterial Spore Biodiversity”. Under the supervision of Pr. Pilar JUNIER.


  • September, 2016 – March 2018 Master in Environmental Science at University of Zurich.

Master thesis, “Effect of land use intensity on soil nitrogen cycling processes in vegetable farming systems” at Agroscope Reckenholz, Switzerland


  • August, 2011- May 2016 Bachelor in Environmental Engineering at “Universidad Iberoamericana”, Mexico