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

apl. Prof. Dr. Johannes Hallmann

Messeweg 11/12
38104 Braunschweig, Germany

Martina Ernst | Andrea Haberle-Kappei
Tel: +49(0)3946 47-6101
Fax: +49(0)3946 47-6106
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48161 Münster
Phone: +49 (0)251 87106-45
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PD Dr. Adam Schikora

Acting Head of Institute

PD Dr. Adam  Schikora
Tel: +49 (0)3946 47-6170
Fax: +49 (0)3946 47-6106

Julius Kühn-Institut
Messeweg 11/12
38104 Braunschweig

Assignments and research activities:

  • Leader of the Plant – Bacteria Interactions Group
  • Molecular analyses of the colonization mechanisms of human pathogenic bacteria on plants
  • Function of bacterial effector proteins
  • Molecular studies on resistance mechanisms inducible by bacterial quorum sensing molecules
  • Priming for increased resistance
  • Signal cascades induced in plant cells after pathogen attack
  • PrimedPlant (BMBF)
  • Perception of long-chain AHL in plant cells (DFG)
  • COST Action „Control of Human Pathogenic Micro-organisms in Plant Production Systems” 

Boards, memberships and other activities:

  • Private lecturer at the Technical University of Braunschweig
  • MC of COST Action CA16110
  • Associated editor of:

    • Frontiers in Microbiology
    • Frontiers in Plant Science

  • Reviewer for various trade journals and promotional programs:

    • Nature, The Plant Cell, Plant Physiology, FEMS, New Phytologist, Environmental Microbiology

  • Member of the Working Group on Human Pathogens
  • Member of the German Phytomedical Society (DPG)

Professional career & education, academic education and qualifications:

  • 2016 Habilitation at TU Braunschweig, Germany
  • 2013 Habilitation at JLU Giessen, Germany Work entitled: Plant interactions with bacteria: complex play with multiple levels
  • 1998 - 2001 Ph.D. study at the Department of Plant Ecology, University of Oldenburg, Germany
  • 1993 - 1998 Study of biology at the University of Warsaw, Poland

Professional career:

  • since 2015 Group leader at the JKI Braunschweig Private lecturer at the TU Braunschweig
  • 2013 - 2016 Private lecturer at Justus Liebig University Giessen
  • 2009 - 2015 Group leader, Plant-Bacteria Interactions Group at Institute for Phytopathology, JLU Giessen, Germany
  • 2007 - 2009 CNRS postdoctoral position at the Plant Genomics Research Unit, URGV, Evry, France
  • 2006 - 2007 GEN-Au postdoctoral position at the Max F. Perutz Lab., VBC, Wien, Austria
  • 2003 - 2005 INRA postdoctoral position at the Institute for Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Physiology (BPMP), INRA/UM-2/CNRS/Agro-M, Montpellier, France
  • 2002 - 2003 Postdoctoral fellowship from the French Ministry of Research at the BPMP Institute, INRA/UM-2/CNRS/Agro-M, Montpellier, France
  • 1998 - 2001 Research Assistant in the DFG-Project “Rhizodermal transfer cells” at the University of Oldenburg, Germany


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Publications in the Julius Kühn-Institut