Professor Dr. Eliane Marti graduated in Veterinary Medicine in 1989 at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Bern and completed a Research Doctorate on the genetic predisposition of equine allergic diseases at the Division of Immunogenetics of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Bern in 1991. After a stay at the Baker Institute,
Cornell University, NY, USA and after working in a large animal practice, she went back to the Division of Immunogenetics for Post-doctorate research from 1992 to 1994. In 1995 she worked on equine genetics at the Animal Health Trust, Newmarket,
England, with a Post-doctoral Research grant of the Swiss National Science Foundation. Between 1996 and 1998 she had a Post-doctoral research position at the Division of Immunogenetics, University of Berne, where she stayed until 2001 with a grant of the Hans-Sigrist Foundation of the University of Berne for completion of habilitation. In 2002 she got the venia docendi in Veterinary Immunology from the University of Berne and since 2002 she is Head of the Clinical Immunology Group, Department of Clinical Research-Veterinary Public Healthy, at the Vetsuisse Faculty of the University of Berne, since 2009 as Associate Professor. Her present research focuses on the immunopathogenesis of allergic diseases of horses, in particular of equine insect bite hypersensitivity and on ways to improve in vitro diagnosis and treatment of these diseases as well as development of a preventive allergen immunotherapy for Icelandic horses. She has written over 100 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and tutored over 25 doctoral thesis and PhDs.