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Dr. Florian Berner

Dr. Florian Berner

Dr. Florian Berner

ZHAW President's Office
Research and Development Unit
Gertrudstrasse 15
8401 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 48 02

Personal profile

Position at the ZHAW

Innovation Support: Horizon 2020, Innosuisse & Spin-off
Euresearch Company Advisor Region Zürich & Head Euresearch Office Zurich UAS
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 President's Office ZHAW, Euresearch Mandate
2006 - 2010 Research associate; ZHAW, Institute for chemistry and biological chemistry, Winterthur & Wädenswil

Membership of networks




Articles in scientific journal, peer-reviewed
Conference contributions, peer-reviewed
Other publications
  • Berner, Florian; Inauen, Silvio; Rüfenacht, Andrea; ,


    Biofilms in metalworking fluids [poster].


    The Many Faces of Microbial Life.

    69th Annual Assembly of the Swiss Society for Microbiology SSM, Zürich, 24-25 June 2010.

    pp. 104.

  • Berner, Florian; Inauen, Silvio; Rüfenacht, Andrea; ,


    Biofilms in metalworking fluids [poster].


    Biofilms IV - International Conference: «Communities Bridging Disciplines», Winchester, United Kingdom, 2010.

Oral conference contributions and abstracts

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