Open Stage: Irene Wüthrich

Research Scientist at ETH Zürich
Fighting Microbial Resistance to Antibiotics

Irene is a research scientist and bioengineer at ETH Zürich, where she works on building new solutions to the acute threat of complete microbial resistance to currently available antibiotics. She graduated as a biotechnology engineer/MSc from the Ecole Supérieure de Biotechnologie in Strasbourg. For her PhD studies she joined the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, MIT. She is convinced that now, more than ever, a prosperous future for our planet hinges on pushing the boundaries of science further, and applying our skills and knowledge for the common good.