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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. Eva Fornefeld

Tel: +49 (0)3946 47 7540 (Braunschweig) und +49 (0)33203 48 295 (Labor Kleinmachnow)
Fax: +49 (0)3946 47 7502 (Braunschweig) und +49 (0)33203 48 385 (Kleinmachnow) 385 (Kleinmachnow)

Julius Kühn-Institut
Messeweg 11/12
38104 Braunschweig

Assignments and Research Activities:

  • Research into diagnostics, epidemiology and control of bacterial quarantine diseases of cultivated plants
  • Elaboration and assessment of national and European regulations and standards on diagnostics and the management of bacterial quarantine diseases of cultivated plants.
  • Reference functions in the diagnostics of bacterial diseases
  • Quality assurance in plant health diagnostics through the implementation of international standards.


  • Head of the working group „Bacterial quarantine diseases of potatoes and other crops”
  • Head of the working group “Quality Management in Plant Health Diagnostics: Sub-Working Group Bacteriology
  • Member of the Panel on Diagnostics in Bacteriology of the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO)
  • Member of the European Association of Phytopthologists (EAP)

Publications in the Julius Kühn-Institut