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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
ep@  julius-kuehn.  de

-Branch Office Münster-
Toppheideweg 88
48161 Münster
Phone: +49 (0)251 87106-45
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Dr. Adriana Giongo

Research scientist

Tel: +49 (0)3946 47-6252
Fax: +49 (0)3946 47-6106

Julius Kühn-Institut
Messeweg 11/12
38104 Braunschweig

Assignments and research activities

  • Senior Scientist / Research Associate, AG Smalla
  • DFG funded research project “SuppressSoil”
  • Microbiology, molecular ecology, plant-microbe interaction, soil suppressiveness
  • Microbial communities in bulk, rhizosphere and rhizoplane soils
  • Effects of agricultural systems (climate change, plant management) on soil microbial communities and plant health
  • Molecular analysis of structure and composition of microbial communities in the wheat rhizosphere and rhizoplane
  • Agroecosystem experimentation (setting up and running field trials and greenhouse experiments)
  • DNA-based strategies to microbiome analyses and characterization, next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics

Boards, memberships and other activities

  • Review Editor in Frontiers Microbiotechnology
  • Associate Editor of Revista Brasileira de Ciência do Solo
  • Member of Metro Hort, New York, USA
  • Member of NY Mycological Society, USA

Professional career

  • Since 2020 Senior Scientist/Research Associate, Julius Kühn-Institut, Germany
  • 2017 – 2021 Visiting Professor, Regional University of Blumenau, Brazil
  • 2017 – 2018 Assistant Professor, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • 2015 – 2015 Lecturer, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil
  • 2011 – 2018 Group leader, Geobiology, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • 2010 – 2011 PangeaSeqs LLC, Development of Metagenomics Tools, USA
  • 2009 – 2011 Senior Biological Scientist, University of Florida, USA
  • 2008 – 2009 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Florida, USA
  • 2007 – 2008 Postdoctoral Fellow, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil


  • 2007 Ph.D. Genetics and Molecular Biology (Soil Microbiology), Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • 2004 Ph.D. Extension (Microbial Genetics), Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
  • 2003 M.Sc. Agriculture & Environmental Microbiology (Soil Microbiology), Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • 2001 B.S. Biological Sciences (Botany), Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil



Publications in the Julius Kühn-Institut