Soil and Biotechnology Division: Management, Staff Unit, Secretarial Office


  • The Head of Division is responsible for the technical, personnel and administrative management of the Division.
  • The Staff Unit coordinates divisional activities and is responsible for organisational matters, projects and finances.
  • The Secretarial Office has clerical and administrative responsibilities
  • Advice of the Office in ethical issues.


Bettina Hitzfeld

Bettina Hitzfeld
Position: head of division
Tel.: +41 58 463 17 68

Christiane Wermeille

Christiane Wermeille
Position: head of section, deputy head of division
Responsibilities: planification and management, CSRCO subsidies, enforcement of the CSO
Tel.: +41 58 462 99 89

Staff Unit and Secretarial Office

Ethical issues

Andreas Bachmann
Responsibilities: Advice of the Office in ethical issues, secretary of the Comité d'Ethique (CdE)
Tel.: +41 58 464 25 50

Ariane Willemsen
Responsibilities: Advice of the Office in ethical issues
Tel.: +41 58 463 83 83

Last modification 02.10.2015

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Federal Office for the Environment FOEN
Soil and Biotechnology Division

Postal address:
CH-3003 Bern

Location of our offices:
Monbijoustrasse 40, 3003 Bern

Tel.: +41 58 462 93 49

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