Dr. Mathias Schmelcher

Schmelcher Mathias

Mathias Schmelcher studied Biology at the Technical University of Munich, Germany, and obtained his PhD from ETH Zurich, Switzerland in 2008, working on engineering of bacteriophage endolysins for detection and control of the foodborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes (supervised by Martin Loessner). Between 2009 and 2012, he was employed at the Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, in Beltsville, MD, USA as a postdoctoral associate in the lab of David Donovan, where he focused on the development of endolysin-based therapeutics for treatment of bovine mastitis. After his return to ETH Zurich as a senior scientist and lecturer, he has continued research on endolysins and their possible applications against bacterial pathogens in medicine, food safety, and agriculture, with a strong focus on Staphylococcus aureus.