Irene Adrian-Kalchhauser, PD PhD.

Molecular Biologist

Programm MGU
Universit├Ąt Basel
Vesalgasse 1
4051 Basel
+41 61 207 04 10


Research interests

  • Environmental epigenetics
  • Molecular ecology
  • Environmental DNA

Current collaborations

  • Molecular-evolutionary crosstalk
    Prof. Sonia E. Sultan, Prof. Franjo Weissing, Lisa Shama,
    Claudia Keller, Helen Spena-Jones

Professional experience

How do biological entities inherit, process, use, and pass on information about past and present states of health, stress, and disease? Epigenetic mechanisms are likely involved, but how important are they for wild populations in the long run? Is non-genetic inheritance a side line of biology, an oddity for specific species or situations, or rather an all-encompassing theme with wide implications for science and society?

I will tackle these questions with my future research group at the University of Bern as Professor for Fish and Wildlife Health starting February 2020.

Link to CV

Personal information

Twitter: @kalchhauser


Methods in Natural Sciences (Seminar, 3 ECTS)
Principles and Processes of Ecosystems (Vorlesung, 2 ECTS)
Bioinvaders and global change (Seminar, 2 ECTS)
Critical Reading (Kolloquium, 1 ECTS)
Introduction to Biology (Tutorat, 3 ECTS)
Modern Biomarkers (Laborpraktikum, 2 ECTS)

Supporting Learning Award (SEDA)