Peter Staub



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Peter Staub


PhD student


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Ongoing: Herbal drugs in European tradition - A phylogenetic, chemosensory and neuropharmacologic approach. Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher; Department of Biomedical Science, University of Cagliari, Italy. MedPlant ITN


Ethnobotanical study of ritual plants used among the Bai of Shaxi, Southwest China.

Research interests




Phylogenetic inference


Geographical area

Europe, Mediterranean, China, Switzerland


BSc in Biology (University of Zürich)

MSc in Systematics and Evolution (University of Zürich)

PhD Fellow (ongoing; University of Cagliari)


Professional Experience

Quality control of Chinese and European herbal drugs (Phytax GmbH, Schlieren)
Botanical field surveys


Selected publications
Staub, P.O., Casu, L., Leonti, M. 2016. Back to the roots: A quantitative survey of herbal drugs in Dioscorides’ De Materia Medica (ex Matthioli, 1568). Phytomedicine, 23:1043-1052.
Staub P.O., Geck M.S., Weckerle C.S. 2011. Incense and ritual plant use in Southwest China: A case study among the Bai in Shaxi. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 7:43.
Staub P.O., Schiestl F.P., Leonti M., Weckerle C.S. 2011. Chemical analysis of incense smokes used in Shaxi, Southwest China: A novel methodological approach in Ethnobotany. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 138:212-218.


Complete list of publications on ResearchGate


Photoessay: On the traces of Dioscorides - Collecting Mediterranean materia medica


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