Main research topics:

  • Legal frame for the protection of geographical indications
  • Place-based products and biodiversity
  • Place-based products in developping countries

Curriculm vitae :

  • Since October 1999: PhD in Economics and Social Sciences, Geography, at the University of Geneva, and PhD in Sciences, Ethnobiology, at the National Museum of Natural History, Paris; subject: "Place-based products in the Swiss-french region of the Lake of Geneva: Agriculture, Landscape, Tourism."
  • 1998-99: Diploma in Geography, University of Geneva and University of Grenoble (France).

Professional's activities:

  • Since January 2002: Intercantonal Certification Body, Lausanne
  • January-December 2001: Secretary of the Interprofessional Organisation of the Geneva Wines; Secretary of the Association of Geneva Winegrovers; Chamber of Agriculture of Geneva
  • August-December 2000: Consultant in the IP Division of the Secretariat of the World Trade Organisation, Geneva