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

Prof. Dr. Johannes A. Jehle

Schwabenheimer Straße 101
69221 Dossenheim

Ms Christine Fuchs
Tel: +49(0) 3946 47-4900
Fax: +49(0) 3946 47-4805
E-mail: bi@  julius-kuehn.  de

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M.Sc. Philemon Orwa

PhD student

M.Sc. Philemon  Orwa
Tel: +49 (0)3946 47-4986
Fax: +49 (0)3946 47-4805

Julius Kühn-Institut
Schwabenheimer Straße 101
69221 Dossenheim

Assignments and Research Activities

Research associate in the research group "Phytopathology" with support from a DAAD research grant for the project “Insights into the tomato plant microbiome and its role in plant health.”

  • Exploring the microbiome within the rhizosphere, endosphere, and phyllosphere of the tomato plant through a metagenomic approach to unravel fungal and bacterial disease complexes.
  • Characterization of potential microbial biocontrol agents and screening for activity against known pathogens of tomato through antimicrobial bioassays.
  • Development and evaluation of the efficacy of a consortium of microbial antagonists in managing the detrimental pathogens of tomato.

Publications in the Julius Kühn-Institut