Miroslav Svercel

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Research Interests

Microbial diversity and physiology; soil, aquatic and glacial microbiology; adaptation mechanisms to extreme environmental conditions in bacteria; interactions between microbes (bacteria, fungi) and/or their hosts; cyanobacteria and their pathogens; mode of actions, evolution and behaviour of those pathogens


Education and Professional Positions

2008 - 2010 Research Associate in the group of Evolutionary Genetics and Theoretical Biology at the Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2006 - 2007 Research Assistant in the group of Plant Nutrition at the Institute of Plant Science, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
2001 - 2006 Ph.D. in the Phytopathology group at the Institute of Integrative Biology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland (Soil Bacteriology and Biocontrol)
2001 - 2005 Graduate School of the Swiss National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) Plant Survival at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
2000 Study stay at the University of Gent, Belgium (in the field of Environmental Science)
1999 Practical stay in the group of Applied Entomology at the Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences, ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
1996 - 2001 M.Sc. (Hons.) (First-class), Slovak University of Agriculture, Nitra, Slovakia (Applied Biology, Entomology and Biocontrol)