Dr. Elena Wernicke von Siebenthal


Dr. Elena Wernicke von Siebenthal Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

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


  • Head of Animal Experimental Facility Aquaforum

  • Study Director Animal Experiments Aquaforum

  • Head of Animal Experiments Aquaforum


  • Legal basis for Swiss aquaculture

  • Animal welfare in Aquaculture

  • Food safety in Aquaculture

  • Health management in Aquaculture

  • Dilemma between healthy fatty acids and overfishing of the world's oceans: fish in a global and Swiss context


  • Aquaculture

  • Fish health

  • Fish welfare

  • Sustainable food

  • Animal experimentation

  • Legal basis of Aquaculture Production in Switzerland


  • A marine scientist in Switzerland, how does that work?
    With her passion for protecting the oceans, Elena has specialised in aquaculture. She sees it as an opportunity to produce sustainable food for the world's growing population. Despite the challenges posed by this new industry in a country with no access to the sea, Elena is working to establish aquaculture as an important and sustainable source of food.
  • 2023 - 2024 Quality Manager Aquaculture Farm Tropenhaus Frutigen, Division of the Coop Cooperative
  • 2019 - 2020 Aquatic Animal Adviser Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office
  • 2019 - 2019 Scientific Worker Nationale Fischuntersuchungsstelle, FIWI, Vetsuisse
  • 2014 - 2015 Technical Assistant MSD Animal Health UK Aquaculture
  • 2015 - 2019 PhD Degree University of Bern, Switzerland
  • 2008 - 2012 Masters in Marine Sciences University of Cadiz, Spain
  • 2012 - 2013 Masters in Environmental Sciences (Erasmus exchange grant) Kingston University London, United Kingdom
  • 2013 - 2015 Masters of Science in Aquatic Pathobiology University of Stirling, United Kingdom




Supervised theses

  • Luisa Achermann Fütterungsversuch mit Egli (Perca fluviatilis) Bewertung eines neuen Futters mit Ersatz von Fischmehl durch Insektenmehl 2022

  • Arthur Geninasca Semesterarbeit: Growth of perch with insect-based feed « Is there a difference in growth compared to conventional feed? 2023

  • Noemi Hauser Semesterarbeit: Fütterungsversuch mit Egli (Perca fluviatilis) Untersuchung der Gesundheit und physiologischen Entwicklung bei Verabreichung eines Futtermittels mit Ersatz von Fischmehl durch Mehlwurmmehl 2023

  • Micha Fournier Métabolites Indicateurs de Stress chez Oncorhynchus mykiss, Perca fluviatilis et Cyprinus carpio carpio de Piscicultures Suisses 2022

  • Elodie Mayoraz Analyse des conditions de transport des sandres 2022

Language skills and intercultural knowledge

  • English - Full professional proficiency
  • Catalan - Native or bilingual proficiency
  • Spanish - Native or bilingual proficiency
  • German - Native or bilingual proficiency
  • French - Elementary proficiency
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom
  • Ireland
  • Switzerland