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Working Group (WG) Microbiology

The WG Microbiology of SBP is composed of experts and operational biobank managers from the Swiss Universities and (University) Hospitals, the Swiss Society for Microbiology, as well different private laboratories. The group is mandated to analyze the actual sampling practices and propose datasets for microbiological samples to support the interoperability among biobanks and facilitate the exchange of samples. A first dataset for bacteria has been defined and opened to public consultation. Further datasets for viruses and possibly fungi and/or parasites are to be defined.

List of members


  • Ronald Dijkman – VetSuisse BE
  • Alexis Dumoulin – Hospital VS
  • Adrian Egli – USB
  • Andrea Endimiani – UNIBE
  • Adrien Fischer  – HUG
  • Hans H. Frankhauser – KSA
  • Paul Friderich – LUKS
  • Bruno Gottstein – VetSuisse BE
  • Gilbert Greub – UNIL, CHUV, SSM
  • Christof Holliger – EPFL, SSM
  • Jörg Jores – VetSuisse BE
  • Peter Keller – UZH
  • Stephen Leib – UNIBE Insel
  • Olivier Nolte – KSSG
  • Michael Oberle – KSA
  • Martin Risch – KSGR
  • Jacques Schrenzel – UNIGE, HUG
  • Dominique Sanglard – UNIL, CHUV
  • Volker Thiel – VetSuisse BE, SSM
  • Kurt Tobler – VetSuisse ZH
  • Patrick Viollier – UNIGE, SSM
  • Reinhard Zbinden – UZH, SSM

Private Laboratories

  • André Burnens (SYNLAB Suisse SA)
  • Olivier Dubuis (Viollier)
  • Geraldine Jost (dianalabs)
  • Nadia Liassine (dianalabs)
  • Katja Lucke (Unilabs AG)
  • Carola Maffioli (mcl)
  • Hans H. Siegrist (ADMED Microbiologie)
  • Nadia Wohlwend (Dr. Risch)



Franziska Suter
Bern University


Sabine Bavamian
Governance Manager
Swiss Biobanking Platform
+41 21 314 52 84

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