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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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Dr. Regina G. Kleespies

Dr. Regina G. Kleespies
Tel: +49 (0)3946 47-4935
Fax: +49 (0)3946 47-4805

Julius Kühn-Institut
Schwabenheimer Straße 101
69221 Dossenheim

Assignments and Research Activities:

  • Head of the research group of "Diagnosis and Histopathology"
  • Diagnostic investigations of Pathogens of Pest and Beneficial Arthropods within the framework of registration, development, application and import of microbial products (micro-organisms and viruses)
  • Characterisation and classification of arthropod pathogens with light, electron and confocal microscopy, investigations on pathogenicity and host range
  • Evaluations on the potential of natural antagonists (especially of micro-organisms and viruses) in limiting pest gradations
  • Maintenance of the Database on Arthropod Diseases


  • Member of the  „Society for Invertebrate Pathology“ (SIP)
  • Member of the  International Organization for Biological and Integrated Control of Noxious Animals and Weeds / West Palaearctic Regional Section” (IOBC/WPRS):

    • Head of the Commission “Determination and Identification of Entomophagous Insects and Insect Pathogens”

  • • Member of the „Gemeinschaft der Förderer und Freunde des Julius Kühn-Instituts (GFF)

Publications in the Julius Kühn-Institut