Curriculum Vitae C. Weckerle
Personal Data
Caroline Sonja Weckerle
Grenzstrasse 37
CH-8406 Winterthur
E-mail: caroline.weckerle@systbot.uzh.ch
Date and place of birth: 25 May 1972, Columbus Ohio (USA)
Citizen: Switzerland / USA
Civil status: married, four children
(Elias, 10/6/2006; Meilina, 17/10/2007; Leia 15/11/2010; Camilla
29/8/2012)
Education
2/2003 Ph.D. in natural sciences. Dissertation thesis: “Morphology, taxonomy
and phytochemistry of selected genera of Sapindaceae”.
4/1998 Diploma in botany (MSc). Diploma thesis: “Traditional plant use
among the Nanman-Shuhi in Southwest China”.
Employment, research and professional experience
1/2010 – present Oberassistenz (67%), Institute of Systematic Botany, University of
Zurich.
10/2007 – 1/2010 Postdoctoral researcher, studies in ethnobotany and phytochemistry at
the Institute of Systematic Botany, University of Zurich. Advisors: Prof.
Dr. F.P. Schiestl, Prof. Dr. M. Heinrich (University of London), and
Prof. Dr. em. D. Moerman (University of Michigan-Dearborn).
1/2007 – present Direction of a continuing education programme (CAS) in ethnobotany
and ethnomedicine at the University of Zurich.
3/2006 Study visit to the National Tropical Botanical Garden, Hawaii, USA:
Cultural and environmental education. Advisor: Dr. Namulau’ulu
Tavana.
1/2006 – 2/2006 Study visit to California State University, Fullerton, USA: HPLC
studies. Advisors: Prof. Dr. S. Banack and Prof. Dr. P. Cox.
3/2004 – 5/2006 Postdoctoral researcher, studies in ethnobotany at the Kunming
Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Advisor: Prof. Dr.
Yang Yongping.

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