Dr. Lea Frey


Dr. Lea Frey Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

  • Contact hours Monday
  • Address Berner Fachhochschule
    School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences HAFL
    Fachbereich Agronomie
    Länggasse 85
    3052 Zollikofen


  • September 2023 – present Research Assistant in the Grassland Management Group HAFL
  • June 2015 – February 2017 Technical assistant in the High Energy Red Cover (HERC) Project ETH Zürich
  • April – October 2012 Post-graduate practical training the group ‘selection of Apples and Genetic Resources’ Agroscope Wädenswil
  • 2010-2012 Teaching Biology, Anatomy/,Physiology and Principles of Science Juventusschule Zürich
  • 2022 Promotion as Dr. sc. nat. ETH Zürich
  • 2017-2022 Doctoral study in the group Molecular Plant Breeding ETH Zürich
  • 2012 – 2015 Master of Science in Crop Science with a strong focus in Plant Breeding and Seed Sciences University of Hohenheim
  • 2007-2010 Bachelor of Science BFH in Crop Science HAFL


  • Ruckle M, Meier M, Frey LA, et al (2017) Diurnal leaf starch content: an orphan trait in forage legumes. Agronomy 7:16. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy7010016

  • Frey LA, Baumann P, Aasen H, et al (2020) A non-destructive method to quantify leaf starch content in red clover. Front Plant Sci 11:569948. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2020.569948

  • Frey LA, Vleugels T, Ruttink T, et al (2022) Phenotypic variation and quantitative trait loci for resistance to southern anthracnose and clover rot in red clover. Theor Appl Genet. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00122-022- 04223-8

  • Nay MM, Grieder C, Frey LA, Amdahl H, Radovic J, Jaluvka L, Palme A, Skot L, Ruttink T, Kölliker R (2023) High diversity and adaptation to breeding environments in a diverse collection of red clover accessions. Front Plant Sci 14:1128823 https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2023.1128823


Language skills and intercultural knowledge

  • German - Native or bilingual proficiency
  • English - Full professional proficiency