Susanne works on projects related to animal health, risk analysis and surveillance. She joined SAFOSO in 2020. Considering herself an allrounder, Susanne enjoys working in varying areas in multidisciplinary teams.
Susanne graduated from veterinary school in Vienna, Austria, and did her doctoral thesis with the focus on syndromic surveillance at the Veterinary Public Health Institute in Bern. During her doctoral thesis work she developed a text-mining tool to extract data from necropsy reports for animal health surveillance.
Susanne completed a residency program with the European College of Veterinary Public Health at the Veterinary Public Health Institute of the Vetsuisse Faculty in Bern. She also spent several periods in Scandinavia, working in wildlife research and ecophysiology. Following her residency, she was employed as a research assistant at the Veterinary Public Health Institute of the Vetsuisse Faculty, where she was involved in various projects in the area of veterinary public health and worked closely with federal authorities.