I am a Senior Scientist at ETH Zurich and a researcher specialized in soil microbial ecology. My research centers around better understanding the pivotal role of soil biodiversity for the functioning of agroecosystems and the impact of human activities and global change on this vital resource. My primary interest lies in conserving soil biodiversity and leveraging microbial functions to enhance soil health and promote sustainable crop production. An in-depth understanding of the molecular and bioinformatic toolbox to study complex microbial assemblages in the environment lies at the core of my work. As lecturer at ETH Zurich, I am also passionate about educating the next generation of scientists. My passion is best explained in the TEDx talk below with the title "A colourful tapestry for sustainable agriculture", which I had the honour to deliver in June 2023.