Exoplanets and Origins of Life


The MERMOZ project is a collaboration of people and institutions supported by different funding agencies and sponsors. 

Principal Investigator

  • Brice-Olivier Demory, CSH, University of Bern, Switzerland

Project Manager

  • Jonas Kühn, CSH, University of Bern, Switzerland


  • Yann Alibert, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • Willy Benz, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • Kevin Heng, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • Jens Hoeijmakers, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • Christoph Keller, University of Leiden, Netherlands
  • Vidhya Pallichadath, University of Delft, Netherlands
  • Lucas Patty, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • Olivier Poch, IPAG, France
  • Antoine Pommerol, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • Hans Martin Schmid, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Frans Snik, University of Leiden, Netherlands
  • Daphne Stam, University of Delft, Netherlands
  • Nicolas Thomas, University of Bern, Switzerland

Engineering and software development

  • Mathias Brändli, University of Bern
  • Vanessa Maigné, Paris
  • Daniele Piazza, University of Bern
  • Claudio Zimmermann, University of Bern


  • Yesim Ege Vogel, University of Bern
  • Leonore Lovis, University of Bern
  • Wei Wang, University of Bern