The Laboratory of Applied Microbiology (LMA) is a competence center for microbiology in the fields of biosafety, environmental and applied microbial ecology, and mosquito monitoring and control. Thanks to its unique and specific skill set, it is a complementary and interdisciplinary element of SUPSI, and in particular of the Department of Environment, Building and Design (DACD). LMA has is actively collaborating with diverse institutes in Southern Switzerland, thus acting as a regional hub for applied microbiology. LMA carries out activities in research, consulting, and training. It actively collaborates with Swiss and international academic institutions on ambitious research projects in its various fields of expertise.
Our philosophy is to transfer knowledge and experience gained from research projects into teaching and service activities. Researchers of LMA are actively involved in the training of students at all levels of education, both for technical and academic professions.