agronomy and food science

Medicine - Agronomy Jan 17
Medicine - Agronomy
In Switzerland, 5,500 operations to combat morbid obesity are conducted every year. Gastric bypasses and sleeve gastrectomy operations perform similarly: patients lose two-thirds of their excess weight in the long term, as researchers from the University of Basel at the St. Claraspital report in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
Medicine - Agronomy Jan 17

EPFL scientists have discovered a novel role for bile acids: converting energy-storing white fat depots into energy-expending beige fat.

Medicine - Agronomy Nov 20
Medicine - Agronomy

What began in 2012 is now entering its final stages: Europe's largest study on aging.

Currently 9 jobs in field Agronomy/Food Science.
Selected Jobs
Agronomy/Food Science - 25.01
PhD candidate in plant breeding and phytopathology (100%) Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Frick
Agronomy/Food Science - 15.02
PhD position ’Integrating nutritional aspects in agricultural LCA’ Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
Life Sciences - 14.02
Laborant/in University of Zurich
Life Sciences - 14.02
Oberassistent/In University of Zurich
Environment - 31.01
PhD Candidate in permanent grassland systems Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
Life Sciences - 31.01
PhD position in the MELiSSA (Micro-Ecological Life Support System Alternative) program of the European... Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
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Gestion des risques et dangers chimiques au laboratoire EPFL, Lausanne
Law/Forensics »» 01.06.2018
La profession d’avocat en 2018:Quo vadis? University of Geneva

Agronomy is the science and technology of using plants for food, fuel, feed, and fiber. Agronomy encompasses work in the areas of plant genetics, plant physiology, meteorology, and soil science. Agronomy is the application of a combination of sciences like biology, chemistry, ecology, earth science, and genetics. Agronomists today are involved with many issues including producing food, creating healthier food, managing environmental impact of agriculture, and creating energy from plants.Agronomists often specialize in areas such as crop rotation, irrigation and drainage, plant breeding, soil classification, soil fertility, weed control, insect and pest control.

Research Centers

  • Agroscope belongs to the Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG) and prepares the technical and scientific bases for an efficient, sustainable and competitive agriculture.  
  • The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL Switzerland) is one of the world’s Leading information and documentation centre for organic agriculture. In the field of research, the FiBL is working to address issues of food quality, animal health, future development, agricultural policy, optimization of farming techniques and crop protection.

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