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Florian Berner

  Florian Berner

Florian Berner
ZHAW President's Office


Personal profile

Position at the ZHAW

Euresearch Company Advisor Region Zürich
Project manager ZHAW Transfer
Supporter Innosuisse
Staff Research and Development Unit Office


Educational background

2011 - 2016 PhD Aquaculture at James Cook University (Townsville, Australia)
2003 - 2005 Chemical Engineer FH at ZHW (Winterthur, Switzerland)

Professional milestones

since 2016 Euresearch Mandate, Contact Point SME Region Zurich
2006 - 2010 Research associate; ZHAW, Institute for chemistry and biological chemistry, Winterthur & Wädenswil

Membership of networks



Non-peer-reviewed articles/chapters

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    A simple test system for assessing biofilm development on different surfaces


    In: Biofilms III in Graching (Posterpräsentation).

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    A simple test system for assessing biofilm development on different surfaces


    In: Irish Branch Meeting der Society for General Microbiology, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland (Posterpräsentation).

Publications before appointment at the ZHAW

Berner, F (2016): Assessment & design of perfused microalgal biofilm cultivation processes, Thesis at James Cook University, Townsville, Australia.

Berner, F., Heimann, K., & Sheehan, M. (2015). A Perfused Membrane Biofilm Reactor for Microalgae Cultivation in Tropical Conditions. Asia Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering Congress 2015 (APCChE 2015) incorporating CHEMECA 2015; Barton, A.C.T: Engineers Australia

Berner, F., Heimann, K., & Sheehan, M. (2014). Microalgal biofilms for biomass
production. Journal of Applied Phycology, 1-12

Provisional patent: Berner, F., Sheehan, M., Heimann, K. James Cook University. Bioreactor and Method of use. Australia, 7.12.2012, WO2014085869 A1

Garvin, A. M., Holzinger, R., Berner, F., Krebs, W., Hostettler, B., Lardi, E., Hertli, C., Quartermaine, R., & Stamm, C. (2013). The forensiX evidence collection tube and its
impact on DNA preservation and recovery. BioMed research international, 2013