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

Dr. Bernhard C. Schäfer

Messeweg 11/12
38104 Braunschweig, Germany

Ms Simone Wittke
Tel: +49 (0)3946 47 7501
Fax: +49 (0)3946 47 7502
E-mail: ag@  julius-kuehn.  de

Stahnsdorfer Damm 81
14532 Kleinmachnow, Germany
Fax: +49 (0)33203 48-385

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Dr. Ernst Pfeilstetter

Deputy head of institute

Dr. Ernst  Pfeilstetter
Tel: +49 (0)3946 47 7505
Fax: +49 (0)3946 47 7502

Julius Kühn-Institut
Messeweg 11/12
38104 Braunschweig

Assignments and Research Activities:

  • Deputy head of the JKI Institute for National and International Plant Health
  • Elaboration and assessment of phytosanitary regulations and measures in the framework of EU, EPPO and within Germany
  • Contribution to the implementation of phytosanitary regulations and measures in Germany
  • Technical advice to the Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture (BMEL) on phytosanitary issues
  • Information and coordination with the Plant Health Services in relation to phytosanitary measures
  • Quarantine related aspects of plant viruses and phytoplasmas


  • Member of the „Standing Committee for plants, animals, food and feed, Section Plant Health“ of the European Commission and related Working Groups
  • Member of the Working Group "Reduced Control Frequencies at import" of the European Commission
  • Member of the “Network on Risk Assessment in Plant Health” of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
  • Member of the "Panel on Phytosanitary Measures" of the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO)
  • Core member for "Expert working groups on performing PRA" of EPPO
  • German Phytomedical Society (DPG)

Publications in the Julius Kühn-Institut