The CSS board consists of a minimum of five and a maximum of seven members and constitutes itself. The aim is to create a balanced board with regard to gender, age, scientific expertise, and language. The board is elected by the General Assembly for a renewable period of three years. Board members operate on a voluntary basis

  • Dr. Angelika Hilbeck
    Agroecologist, Senior Scientists and Lecturer, Institute for Integrative Biology, ETH Zurich; board member of the European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibilities (ENSSER); Board Member of Bread For All

    Hilbeck Angelika 
  • Dr. Eva Gelinsky
    IG Saatgut and semnar / saatgutpolitik & wissenschaft; Member of the Federal Ethics Committee on Non-Human Biotechnology (ECNH); Board Member of Schweizer Allianz Gentechfrei (SAG)

    Eva Gelinsky
  • Dr. Luigi d’Andrea
    Biologist and permaculturist, Executive Secretary of Alliance suisse pour une agriculture sans génie génétique (StopOGM); Executive Director of BIOME (Biologie appliquée et paysage)

    Luigi DAndrea
  • Prof. Dr. Sergio Rasmann
    Biologist, University of Neuchâtel

    Rasmann Sergio

    Sergio Rasmann studied biology at the University of Neuchâtel, where he obtained his PhD in chemical ecology in 2006. After several years in the USA, he is now Professor back in Neuchâtel, where he studies and teaches about biodiversity, effect of global change on species interactions, biological control of insect pests, and conservation of endangered species.
  • Dr. Silva Lieberherr
    Agricultural scientist, Brot für alle


    Silva Lieberherr studied agricultural sciences at the ETH in Zurich, Switzerland. She then did a PhD in Geography at the University of Zurich and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai on the agrarian crisis and farmers' resistance in Central India. After her PhD, Silva changed her focus to activist research and joined the organisation Bread for all, where she works mostly on land rights, but also other agriculture related issues. She is an affiliated researcher at the Centre for African Studies at the University of Basel.