Danaé Bregnard


PhD student

Office A223

Phone:  +41 32 718 23 34



Research Interests


My research interests focus on the evolutionary history of microorganisms. More specifically, I am interested in their survival in extreme environments. My work focuses on deep geothermal fluids, which are extreme regarding temperature, salinity and pressure. Studying microorganisms able to survive in these fluids could give hints about how microorganisms survived the Young Earth extreme conditions. Moreover, the microbial diversity in these deep geothermal fluids is highly unknown. Thus, having a better knowledge of that diversity could help to deal with microbial contaminations happening inside the pipes of geothermal power plants.





  • Sept. 2019 - present : PhD in the Laboratory of Microbiology, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland


  • Sept. 2017 – Aug. 2019: Master of Science in Biology, Laboratory of Microbiology, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Master Thesis: “Endobacteria in fungi: a closer look at Fusarium and Trichoderma species.” Supervision: Prof. Pilar Junier.



  • Sept. 2014 – Sept. 2017: Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland