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Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI)
Federal Research Centre
for Cultivated Plants

Prof. Dr. Peter Zwerger

Messeweg 11/12
38104 Braunschweig, Germany

Mr Timo Holze and Ms Patrizia Lauke
Tel: +49 (0)3946 47-6401/6402
Fax: +49 (0)3946 47-6403
E-mail: a@  julius-kuehn.  de

Branch offices in

Stahnsdorfer Damm 81
14532 Kleinmachnow, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)33203 48-0
Fax: +49 (0)33203 48-425 

Dürener Straße 71
50189 Elsdorf/Rhld., Germany
Tel: +49 (0)2274 6446
Fax: +49 (0)2274 826-05
E-mail: matthias.daub@  julius-kuehn.  de


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Dr. Kerstin Flath

Dr. Kerstin  Flath
Tel: +49 (0)33203 48 236
Fax: +49 (0)33203 48 425

Julius Kühn-Institut
Stahnsdorfer Damm 81
14532 Kleinmachnow

Assignments and Research Activities:

  • Evaluation of potato and cereal varieties for resistance to biotrophic fungal diseases within the scope of the official variety testing
  • Harmonisation of the official resistance testing to potato wart disease within the EU
  • Virulence monitoring of fungal pathogen populations in cereal and potato cropping
  • Identification of mildew and rust resistance genes in cereal varieties and breeding material
  • Development of concepts for minimizing fungal pathogens in integrated and ecological farming


  • German Phytomedical Society (DPG): Working groups Integrated Plant Protection, Mycology and Host-Parasite-Interactions
  • Society for Plant Breeding (GPZ): Committee of the working group for potato breeding and production of planting stock
  • German Federation of Private Plant Breeders (GFP): Departments potatoes and cereals
  • Board of appeal for potatoes of the Federal Plant Variety Office (BSA)

Publications in the Julius Kühn-Institut