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Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center

Sylvia Martinez

Sylvia Martinez , MSc

  • Coordinator Basel
+41 61 207 3503
Working hours
Monday - Thursday

Office days: Monday - Thursday


  • First contact point for Basel
  • Newsletter editor
  • Webmaster
  • Colloquium «Challenges in Plant Sciences»
  • PSC Symposium
  • Swiss Plant Science Web, project manager

Sylvia Martinez has a Master’s Degree in biology from the University of Basel. She started her professional career working as an environmental consultant. In 1997 she was appointed research coordinator at the University of Basel for a large biodiversity research cluster. She has actively followed several international scientific initiatives (DIVERSITAS, GBIF, EPBRS, IPBES) for the Swiss Academy of Sciences. She has been scientific advisor in the Swiss delegation to the Convention on Biological Diversity (SBSTTA, COP). She is an expert for academic research and the Nagoya Protocol (Access to genetic resources and benefit sharing ABS) and has published on the topic. Until 2023, she was a member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Swiss Biodiversity Forum (Swiss Academy of Sciences).

Currently, she serves as executive secretary of the Swiss Plant Science Web, the network of academic plant science researchers working at universities in Switzerland. She is also a coordinator for the Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center at the University of Basel.