About us

During our 20 years of business, we have consequently and consistently built and maintained our partnership with experts and partnering networks internationally.

Jenal & Partner Partnering Network Professional Organisations

Ursula Jenal

Activity and education

With her general interest in microbial ecology two key events brought Ursula Jenal to biorisk management, her research as Post Doc at Stanford University when investigating the use of genetically modified bacteria for in situ bioremediation of chlorinated solvents and her employment as scientific collaborator with the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment to develop the Swiss biosafety regulations. She founded Jenal & Partners Biosafety Consulting to act as a translation and networking platform for expertise in biosafety and biosecurity for academia, industry and regulators.

2001 –

Jenal & Partners Biosafety Consulting, Rheinfelden, Switzerland
Founder and executive manager of Jenal Biosafety Consulting Switzerland.


University of Zürich, Switzerland

Teaching contract for:

  • biological remediation of xenobiotic substances in soil and groundwater,

  • environmental risk assessment on the use of genetically modified microorganisms for groundwater remediation.


Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN), Biotechnology Section, Bern, Switzerland
Senior scientific collaborator


Stanford University, Department of Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering & Sciences, Stanford, USA Post Doctoral researcher and teacher on microbial genetics and pathogenicity.


Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich, Switzerland
PhD in natural sciences

  • Doctoral thesis on microbial physiology and biochemistry of biodegradation of water pollutants.


Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich, Switzerland
Master degree in microbiology, toxicology, and ecology.
Master thesis in microbial physiology related to nutrient limitation.

Philippe Stroot

Activity and education

After studying biology and completing a PhD in environmental sciences, Philippe Stroot joined the biopharmaceutical industry, first as International Training Manager, then successively as Biosafety Officer, R&D Operation Manager, and finally Global Biosafety Manager. He then joined Jenal and Partners Biosafety Consulting and launching his own biorisk management company, Xibios, located in Belgium (www.xibios.eu). Highly motivated by the development of pragmatic and sustainable solutions, Philippe has been involved in the design and construction of numerous biocontainment facilities (laboratories, greenhouses, production facilities) and the development of biorisk management programs, both in Europe and abroad (mainly in North Africa, Pakistan, and Southeast Asia). Ursula and Philippe, and their respective companies, have been collaborating on a number of projects.


Univercells Group (Exothera, Univercells Vaccines…), Wallonia, Belgium
Biosafety Officer


Catalent Cell & Gene Therapy (formerly Masthercell), Wallonia, Belgium
Biosafety Officer


Xibios Biosafety Consulting, Tournai, Belgium
Founder and executive manager.


Jenal & Partners Biosafety Consulting, Rheinfelden, Switzerland
Associated Partner


GSK Vaccines (formerly SmithKline Beecham Biologicals and GSK Biologicals), Wallonia, Belgium
Successively International Training Manager, Biosafety Officer, E&D Operation Manager & Global Biosafety Manager


Federal Planning Bureau, Brussels, Belgium
Project Leader, Walloon Environment Status


University of Namur, Namur, Belgium
Assistant Lecturer & Research Worker, Biology (Environment)