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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


Institute booklet

Dr. Simon Schiwek

Dr. Simon  Schiwek
Tel: +49 (0) 3946 47 6480
Fax: +49 (0)3946 47 6403

Julius Kühn-Institut
Messeweg 11/12
38104 Braunschweig

Tasks and research areas

  • Development of molecular diagnostic methods for the identification of harmful organisms in potato cultivation
  • Characterization of pathogenic fungal, bacterial and viral populations
  • Evaluation of the resistance of potato cultivars to fungal diseases and viruses in the context of official testing at the Bundessortenamt (BSA)

Scientific background

  • Since 2021 Research associate at the Institute of Plant Protection in Arable Crops and Grassland at the Julius Kühn-Institute in Braunschweig, Germany.
  • 2017 – 2021 Research associate at the Institute for Molecular Phytopathology and Mycotoxin Research at the Georg-August-University in Göttingen, Germany

    • Dissertation: 'Molecular diagnostics and mycotoxin analysis in Fusarium spp. from maize'

  • 2014 – 2017 Master of Science, Plant Biotechnology at the Institute of Horticultural Production Systems (AG Plant Virology) at the Leibniz University in Hannover, Germany
  • 2011 – 2014 Bachelor of Science, Biology at the Institute of Genomic and Applied Microbiology at the Georg-August-University in Göttingen, Germany


Participation in committees and memberships

  • German Phytomedical Society (DPG)
  • Society for Mycotoxin Research e.V.

Publications in the Julius Kühn-Institut