Dr. Christine Wenk


Office room number 143
Bernoullistrasse 30
4056 Basel

Office phone
+41 (0)61 207 35 96


Professional experience

since 2016: Research assistant/lecturer, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Basel, Switzerland

2013 - 2016: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

2009 - 2013: Research assistant (PhD student), Institute for Environmental Geosciences, University of Basel, Switzerland

2008: Research assistant (MSc student), Department of Water Resources and Drinking Water, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Sciences and Technology (Eawag), Switzerland

2007 - 2008: Internship in Disaster Risk Reduction, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Bern, Switzerland

2004 - 2007: Teaching assistant, Systems Analysis course, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

2005 - 2006: Internship in wastewater treatment, Ciba Specialty Chemicals and Huntsman, Qingdao, China

2002: Volunteering teacher, Encarnacion, Paraguay



2009 - 2013: PhD in Environmental Sciences, University of Basel, Switzerland

2002 - 2008: BSc and MSc studies in Environmental Sciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zürich, Switzerland.

1998 - 2001: University entrance diploma (Matur) at “Gymnasium Kirschgarten”, Basel, Switzerland



  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2014-2016, from the Swiss Society of Friends of the Weizmann Institute of Science

  • Hydrobiology-Limnology Prize 2014, from the Swiss Society for Hydrology and Limnology (SGHL) for the best Ph.D. thesis in the field

  • Travel Award, 2010, from the University of Basel

  • Tuition Assistance Award, 2010, from the Agouron Institute to participate in the International Geobiology Course in Montana and California, USA

  • Young Scientist’s Travel Award for Europeans, 2009, from the European Geoscience Union to attend the EGU meeting in Vienna, Austria.