Welcome to the Laboratory of Microbiology



Our objectives

Research in our laboratory is focused on bacterial ecology and on mycology.

The main research objective of our laboratory is to understand microbe/environment interactions, as well as interactions between microorganisms, specially between bacteria and fungi and between bacteria and protists.

This applies to both natural and artificial systems. Microscopical observations, establishment of microcosm models, bacterial and fungal isolation and culturing as well as molecular biology are the main methodological approaches used to answer complex ecological questions related to the bacterial communities development in the environment. Our current projects focus on poorly-know microorganisms including endospore-forming bacteria, oxalate-consuming bacteria, actinobacteria, and saprophytic fungi.

How to find us

Laboratory of Microbiology
Institute of Biology
University of Neuchâtel
Emile-Argand 11
CH-2000 Neuchâtel


September 2014

Inauguration of the Park Légende d'Automne

A delegation from the laboratory to the inauguration of the Park Legende D’automne on September 19, 2014.

An innovative and unique concept in Europe, where the artworks are highlighted with the biopatina treatment, developed by the Laboratory of Microbiology of the University of Neuchâtel. A bronze sculpture park in promenade Schnetzler Lausanne that is accessible for blind and partially-sighted persons where a itinerary of 18 scenes to be touched tell “Légende d’Automne”, a tale written by artist and sculptor Sara H.



June 2014


Best Poster Award

presented to Sevasti Filippidou, PhD student

72nd Annual Assembly of the

Swiss Society for Microbiology

Fribourg, Switzerland 

May 2014


Best Poster Award

presented to Anaële Simon, PhD student

Interuniversity Doctoral Program in Organismal Biology

Annual PhD students meeting 2014

Neuchâtel, Switzerland 

November 2013


The biopatinas project on the radio!


CQFD, november 26th, 2013, on RTS1.

October-november 2013


Our research about farming Morchel in the medias!  


Watch us on TV news on Canal Alpha.


Listen to CQFD on radio  RTS la 1ère.


Read the article of New Scientist .

September-october 2013


The  Biopatinas project  whipped up a storm in the medias!

Click on the links to access the programs or articles.



Clin d'œil on Canal Alpha



News on RTN

La matinale on RTN



L'Express and l'Impartial

The NZZ (Neue Zürcher Zeitung)

The Tages Anzeiger

The Courrier Neuchâtelois

Vivre la Ville

July 2013


Best Poster Award

presented to Anaële Simon, PhD student

FEMS 2013, 5th Congress of European Microbiologists

Leipzig, Allemagne